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why would a laptop be killing batteries?


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#1 therockdog

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:29 AM

i have a Dell D610 laptop that is eating batteries up can anyone tell me what would cause this?

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:50 AM

Most Dell laptops burn through batteries. Mine does, my boss' does, and the battery reviews say they don't last long either.

Running the laptop plugged in while the battery is in, and storing a battery more than 50-75% (I forget which) drains its life span as well. My primary battery is at 40% health because of running it plugged in.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:54 AM

Are the batteries going dead ?
How long will one run the unit before it dies ?

If you look in the Control Panel>Power Options it should have power saving options when running off if the battery.
Make sure they are enabled.

I don't know if this applies to your model but I have read you shouldn't repeatedly recharge a partially dead battery because it sets it to only last as long as it was used.

Try fully discharging the battery & then recharging it.

Also google how to reset a laptop battery to see if you can find better information.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:26 AM

Thanks i will look into both of those. i have put three new batties in and with in a month they are dead.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:13 AM

Thanks i will look into both of those. i have put three new batties in and with in a month they are dead.


mabye the charger is damaging them sum how
battrys dont die that fast

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:38 AM

Thanks i will look into both of those. i have put three new batties in and with in a month they are dead.


mabye the charger is damaging them sum how
battrys dont die that fast

i hear that! that is why i am here asking everyone. i have been repairing Dell pc's for the past four years and have never come across this issue before. thanks for all of ya'll's input.

Edited by therockdog, 07 July 2009 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:07 PM

Are you using real Dell batteries or offbrand cheapo's ?
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