Battery Backup Reduced.

India
December 5, 2009 8:57pm CST
Previously I was getting around 2:30-3HRS battery backup through my laptop which now has reduced to less than 1HR.Its really disappointment when your laptop cant run a single hour without charging.Is there any way to recover the battery?
2 people like this
6 responses
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I have been told that if you generally have your laptop plugged in, rather than running it on the battery, you should take the battery out to prolong its life. I think that when it gets to the point where it doesn't hold charge as long, it is time tp replace it, but this trick may help a little. Once you do buy a new battery, try taking it out when it is fully charged and you are plugged in. This should really help the life of your battery.
• India
6 Dec 09
Hi lynnemg,I have tried the trick you told long time ago.Nothing really helps through this trick.I think I really need to get my Battery changed.
• India
27 Jan 10
no there is no way to recover the battery. as the battery grows older, its capacity to hold more charge decreases. its better of you buy a new battery. and this time, keep your battery out of your laptop when youre not using it for a long time
• India
10 Dec 09
This is an issue that most of the laptop users find very annoying. Well, battery backup and its maintenance is crucial if you are using laptop computers.There are some things you can do so that existing backup does not reduce to a greater extent. 1. If you have a power source then always try to connect the charger with the laptop. This makes the laptop use the power from the charger rather than the laptop battery. 2. If you are using your laptop on battery power then, don't charge it very frequently even if it is not required. Wait until the battery is around 20-35% remaining. This increases your battery life. 3.If you are not using your laptop for a long period of time, then it is always a good practice to remove the battery and keep it in a safe location. Hope this helps you.
@squeezeme (135)
• Italy
10 Dec 09
As many have already said, I don't think there's much to to. It's really frustrating to have a laptop, possibly still up to date, that it's not fine because of the battery. I've been through this situation myself. The best thing to do is buying a new battery pack, it may be quite expansive but it's definitely worth it.
@voldrox (7204)
• India
8 Dec 09
hi there, well batteries do die eventually, but seems like you have been using your laptop always on charging mode, well that way the battery life decreases sooner, well you can't do anything much about your battery now but when you do get a new one, take care to let your battery drain at times, need to drain it completely but each day run your laptop on your battery till the end do that each day once and it your battery life would not decrease that soon..
@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I have been told, and believe it to be true that the secret to a long life with your battery is to predictably let it runny all the way down. This much be done at least once a week. If you do not...say you let it run down 50% and then plug it in to continue using it and do this over and over this then becomes the parameters the battery thinks it has. It now considers itself to be charged at 50% and them more you do that the less it will continue to hold. I am not sure about taking the battery out when on power. I have never tried that and perhaps should have. That may work just as well. I have read in many places that you should always let your battery run down often in order to extend the it's life. I have a bad battery and for the first time I see that may very well be true. I have most always run it from power.