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Problem with my laptop battery!!!

by HIVEbg / February 15, 2007 5:13 AM PST


Mobile Meter shows that my battery has 30% wear off level! (and it indeed stands for only 1 hour of use)
How can I improve my battery life???
I have calibrated it two times so far (let it comletely discharge and then charge again) but this didnt help.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!

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How old?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 5:20 AM PST

Laptop batteries have some finite life of 18 months to maybe 500 cycles. More cycles such as discharging fully only wears it out more.

How old?

Does a new battery do the same?


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1 year
by HIVEbg / February 15, 2007 8:09 AM PST
In reply to: How old?

It is one year old.
No I havent tried with another battery.
I am just wondering is it possible to decrease this wear off level?
Now the fully charged capacity shows to be 29 981 mWh from 43 200 mWh designed capacity.
The battery is Lithium Ion from HP.


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Check with HP to see if it's in the recall group.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 8:17 AM PST
In reply to: 1 year

As to the reduced capacity that's normal and inline with the 18 month lifespan.

To extend the battery life we stay on AC as much as possible.


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