So my new Asus UX305 has just arrived. I charged the battery till full and I'm now using the laptop. I'm planning to switch it off very soon, and then it occurred to me, do I have to break in the battery, or can I just use it as normal (meaning use it till it reaches 40-50% and then plug it in?). Just to clarify, by "break in" they mean like run a full discharge and then recharge cycle at least 3-4 times I looked up on the net about breaking in the battery but there isn't too much from …

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I have a new battery pack for my acer aspire 4750 laptop, it hust a 2 weeks old, actually it is working pretty good. I use batterycare to check charge level, so while i am charging and it reached 80% I remove the AC, then recharge it again at 40%.(the batterycare will show a pop-up if I reached 80% or 40% of the battery charged level) But since yesterday i got these problem, the batterycare and the windows battery indicator notifying me that the battery is already full charged, but when I unplug the AC adapter, i can see the …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]18455[/ATTACH]Today we look at an often forgotten and overlooked component of the PC ecosystem, the Uninterruptable Power System (UPS). In general UPS’s do not tend to get a lot of attention, they are not sexy gadgets, have limited activity and much like insurance. No one really cares about it until they need it. I recently received an Eaton 5130 1500VA UPS unit for review and that is what we will be looking at today. Eaton is a large player in the UPS market and offers units ranging from desk-side UPS’s all the way up to custom designed datacenter solutions. Eaton’s …

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Hi, had a date/boot problem for a long time and What was happening is this: At first the computer refused to boot at all... pure black screen no writing, so knowing my battery was propbably flat, I would leave it on for a minute or so, reboot again, and contrary to what many IT so called specialist say...the flat battery would get just enough charge to boot past the bios, and would then get to a black screen saying blah blah blah, and to continue press F!, which would boot me to windows but with a corrupted date. From there …

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I have had this laptop running windows 7 for about two years and I have been noticing the battery discharges unconsistenly. Sometimes I am solely surfing the internet through out a whole charge and it does last a good hour and a half more or less. Other times, right after disconnecting it drops instantly from 100% to 94%. Then just keeps dropping at a fast pace. Yesterday I noticed it was 100% after disconnecting and in less than five minutes I was down to 64% and in a couple of minutes it jumped back up to 96%. I have tried …

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Looking for a NP-85 battery? At this point they are next to impossible to actually find. Yea, they'll tell you they got it but when you get the shipment it's something less than what you ordered. What's the difference" The 2000mAh represents the maximum service life per battery charge. At this point in time the 2000mAh battery is the max you can reasonably expect to get. 1900 is less of a performer than 2000 and 1750 is less than 1900 and so on. Most tech savy have figured this out and won't settle for anything less, the retailers, those that …

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I just found this website thankfully. My problem is this...when I try to power on the computer (desktop CPU), it acts like there isn't enough power to power up. Just like when a car battery is about dead. The lights in the front barely come on in the front. I checked my plug and all was good there. I unplugged the pos from the unit itself for about 5 minutes. When I plugged it back in..nothing. Then after about 10-15 min. when I would try to power it up, the lights on the fron would just barely light like before. …

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Hi I have a Sony VGP-BPS9/B laptop. It was working fine until I noticed that the battery wasnt charging. I heard the ac adaptor buzzing a bit so I figured the ac adaptor was on its last leg. So I ordered a new one. That didnt charge the battery. So I ordered a new battery. Still nothing charging. I shut the laptop down, removed the Sony VGP-BPS9/B battery(new and old) and tried running the laptop just off the old ac adaptor. It boots up fine and is usable but I cannot get the battery to charge whether its the new …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21161[/ATTACH]Power, it’s a dirty word. Power corrupts, and I don’t just mean people and politicians. Power problems, impurities and inconsistencies are a huge contributor to problems with sensitive computer equipment. Power problems can damage hardware as well as your files and data. The losses and downtime that result from power problems cost the economy billions. Utility companies are not required by law to provide perfectly “clean” power. The “dirty” power that we get from the outlet comes with a number of impurities including blackouts, power sags, power surges, undervoltage (brownouts) and line noise. [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/pc-hardware/cases-fans-and-power-supplies/news/360342/1538452"]As promised[/URL], we reviewed the new Eaton …

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Apple hacking PWN2OWN supremo and security researcher Charlie Miller is preparing to reveal just how to hack an Apple MacBook battery. Yep, you read that right: Apple battery hacking could be coming to a MacBook near you soon. Well, near you if you happen to be in Las Vegas for the annual Black Hat conference in August that is. Otherwise, DaniWeb suspects you probably won't see any such thing. Miller, the principal research consultant with Accuvant Labs, says he will demonstrate how to reverse engineer both the MacBook embedded controller (that controls battery charging) firmware and the firmware flashing process …

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I have an Acer Aspire 4750Z, i found this problem this morning only when i try to turn on my laptop but it doesnt turn on. then my first thought i think its battery is weak so i recharge it turn it on and it will, but for almost 2 hours and the battery level is still in 57% charge and telling is still charging and it doesnt happen before charging this for to long, then when i try to unplug the AC adapter or the charger my laptop goes turn off. then i try to turn it on again …

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the lap would not start, disarmament, I found shorted capacitors. change and lit. at the time, the battery charge indicator indicates a level of 6% and battery charging without exceeding that percentage. with the lap on, on its front two LEDs light one blue and one red to orange (the Battery) permanently. reviewing similar cases, an option for this seems to be the correct BIOS update, however I have no clear which is the update that corresponds in this case. acer-page for this model with Windows Vista 32-bit Version Update to 3813 of 3.3 MB. the AIDA 64 determined that …

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When I hear the word 'powerstation' I immediately conjure up images of either a mega-screen laptop or some seriously beefy server hardware. Mophie, however, likes to think smaller. Much smaller, apart from when it comes to naming products that is. The Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo is one heck of a mouthful for such a small device, measuring a fairly diminutive 2.5" x 4.25" x 0.75" and weighing in at less than 200g. The 'Duo' is big brother to the even smaller 'Mini' (costing $59.95) which is a tiddly 1.75" x 3.5" x 0.5" and weighs just 82g. Don't let …

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My iPhone is always with me, and I will admit to having mild panic attacks if I misplace it around the office or house. Only once have I had cause to go into major panic mode though, and that was when I managed to leave my iPhone and my car keys in a shop. Luckily it was the last shop I had been in, and my good fortune held up as not only had I left them at the checkout counter but the checkout assistant was a very honest person. I would not like to experience those 15 minutes of …

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Being on a core i5 sandybridge mobile processor, I have the option to have dual core, hyperthreading, or both enabled. Which should be disabled to lengthen the battery life and still have decent performance?

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Hi! It's time to get another laptop but with all the changes and options available, I'm a little overwhelmed. I travel a good deal, so I need a unit that is built solid but does not resemble a brick or is overly heavy. I was considering an iPad but I do not think it would offer everything I would need and is too expensive for what it delivers. So Ideally, I need one that is great for business travel and entertainment purposes with great battery life, durable construction, great graphics/ audio and awesome processing speed. I currently have an Fujitsu …

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How can i get battery status? Any help will really appreciated. Regards Sawamura

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Hi, My Acer Aspire 1800 laptop only starts up when the battery is in. When the laptop starts up the "power light" and "battery loading light" turn on. In Windows I can see the battery is loading so the AC Adaptor and the AC plug on the motherboard seem to be ok. Is there anyone who can tell me how I can solve this problem ? Thanks !!

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I buy a new laptop battery from [URL="http://www.laptop-battery-chargers.com/toshiba-pa3536u-1brs.html"]http://www.laptop-battery-chargers.com/toshiba-pa3536u-1brs.html[/URL] we replaced the battery with the new 9 cell one . Unfortunately, the Toshiba laptop says that the battery is not connected. Sometimes when I reinstall the battery it says connected but not charging.....then will go back to battery not connected. I thought that this might just be the computer, but when I feel the charger it is not getting warm which is an indication that the unit is not charging. I then let the computer run on battery power until it when into sleep mode and then tried to recharge it. …

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If the woman with the British accent suggests you turn left to find a fire hydrant, heed to her warning. [ATTACH]16904[/ATTACH]Earlier today (August 25th), GPS maker Garmin announced a voluntarily recall of 1.25 million nüvi GPS systems worldwide due to a faulty third-party battery which causes certain models to overheat when interacting with the circuitry. Roughly 800,000 of these recalled units were purchased in the U.S. From the Garmin site regarding the issue: [INDENT][I]Garmin is voluntarily recalling certain nüvi devices that contain a specific battery that was manufactured by the battery supplier within a limited date code range. Garmin has …

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[ATTACH=LEFT]16524[/ATTACH]A new utility app, officially released August 6, 2010, makes it possible for Blackberry users to get more life out of their battery by allowing them to decide how to use the remaining power left before recharging. Instead of hearing warning beeps and seeing a screen that doesn't show how much power is left, users can now see how much juice they still have left. [ATTACH=right]16521[/ATTACH][URL="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/10150"]PowerBOSS[/URL], made by JaredCo. can be configured to existing settings on all Blackberry models and has the ability to override BlackBerry’s system default that typically shuts down all communication at 5% battery life left. The …

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Hello Everyone.. I am working on a Toshiba Satellite P305D-S8834 that has no power at all. The client decided to work on the laptop while there was a nasty storm in our area. He said he was just putting in the login password when it just went off - it apparently made a small sound.. like zoop.. ? .. and would not power on again. The power cord that he has with his machine is a universal one, so it doesn't have a light on it to show if it's working or not.. so I ordered a replacement cord & …

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Hey guys I have an old school macbook, it has caused me many problems but this current one is probably the most annoying: The fan is CONSTANTLY on like I can't make it stop, this is either with some apps or WITH NO APPS RUNNING. sorry for the caps I am just, as you can probably tell, a bit annoyed secondly, the battery life is FU##D I mean it used to last like 3 hours, only a month or so ago now It has just gone from 100% to 44% in about half an hour And it's really hot, so …

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I have an Acer Travelmate C300 tablet PC that is about 5 years old. I've had a couple different batteries for it and in December of last year, the A/C adapter on it went bad. I believe it would go off and on with the power supply. So, as hard as I tried to buy an original A/C adapter, the only choice I could find was a "compatible" one. Around February, I noticed right-clicks occurring on the screen when I had the unit plugged in and the battery was charging. From research, it indicated that there could be an electromagnetic …

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Everyone knows that the iPhone 3GS only comes in black or white varieties, but some unlucky users are claiming to have got their hands on a pink version. The thing is, these started out as bog standard white models but, according to some reports, they get so hot during extended use or when GPS applications are running that they start to glow pink! The iPhone 3GS, which is [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/daveyw/2009/06/30/o2-runs-out-of-iphone-3gs/"]currently totally sold out here in the UK[/URL], is twice as fast as the previous model. It is also twice as hot, too hot for some users to hold against their ear …

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Now that's what I call a really cool idea, an air-fuelled battery for the [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/daveyw/2009/05/19/confession-i-am-sleeping-with-my-iphone/"]ever popular iPhone[/URL]. Actually, it is more than an idea, this is a development with legs. University researchers in the UK, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ([URL="http://www.epsrc.ac.uk"]EPSRC[/URL]) have designed something called the STAIR cell. The STAIR, short for St Andrews Air (the [URL="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk"]University of St Andrews[/URL] is the lead researcher on the project) battery uses oxygen drawn from thin air to produce a reaction within porous carbon to create the electrical charge. The good news being that this pretty green and clean …

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It all sounds a little science fiction, but according to scientists at MIT it seems that a virus powered iPhone, laptop and even car are all possibilities stemming from research they have been doing. Although the potential for building batteries from viruses was discovered a few years ago, the MIT team behind the research now reckons that it has progressed to a point where the material being produced is powerful enough to power a car. What they have done is use viruses to create both the negative and positive charged anodes and cathodes that make up the component parts of …

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[URL="http://www.cellular-news.com/story/31072.php"]According to Cellular News[/URL] Apple has decided it will, after all, settle in the case of two Canadian class-action lawsuits concerning the battery life of the iPod. It only covers old iPods, specifically those purchased before the 24th June 2004, and concerns those iPod owners whose devices have reduced battery life of less than five hours on a full charge for 1st and 2nd gen iPods, less than four hours for 3rd gen devices. However, if you do meet the requirements, and that Includes being a Canadian resident who purchased an iPod in Canada, then apparently Apple will pay you …

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According to a report at [URL="http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2007/10/08/ipod-burns-geezer-trousers"]The Inquirer[/URL] an Atlanta airport worker was a little surprised to discover, upon looking down to see where the smell of burning was coming from, that it was him. Well, it was his trousers to be precise. Apparently the chap, one Danny Williams, had an 18 month old iPod Nano and a piece of glossy paper in his pocket at the time. As well as flames that were fierce enough to be licking around his chest. The iPod, of course, gets its power from a Lithium Ion battery which raises suspicions of another hot battery …

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[I]I’m the trouble starter, notebook instigator. I’m the Dell addicted, Sony illustrated. I’m a fire-starter, notebook fire-starter. You’re the fire-starter, notebook fire-starter.[/I] With apologies to The Prodigy for ruining a perfectly good lyric, but it does serve to highlight the problem de jour: that of flaming laptops. If you thought it was safe to participate in a spot of mobile computing now that Dell had recalled all their machines thought to be at risk from overheating Sony lithium-ion battery packs, think again or you may never have children chaps. The Yahoo Mission Campus was evacuated after a Dell went up …

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