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lappy wont charge more than 55%

Discussion in 'Home Cinema, Hi-Fi and Gadgets' started by rasA4, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    i have a weird fault on my dell vostro 1400 laptop, i cant seem to charge my laptop more than 55% coincidently my son dropped my laptop few weeks back and come to think of it dont remember it charging more than 55%. i think something must have done something to the mobo or battery memory as it was charging at the time of being dropped
    HELP!!!!
     
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  3. mitch78

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    Warranty? Otherwise it sounds like time to fork out for a new battery.
     
  4. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    no warranty sadly about 2-3 years old good spec though.
    it seems like something happened when the laptop was dropped, ive never had an issue with charging laptop before the drop
     
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    So you can flatten it, then charge it and it says charged at 55% or does it think it's charged and when you look its actualy 55%?
     
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    Are you sure? The only reason I ask is that laptop batteries are usually good for around 2-300 charge cycles, and after 2-3 years, you're doing pretty well if it's still holding more than 50% charge.
     
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    Check if it has a battery diag tool in the bios on boot up, should have something like F10 F12 or the like on boot up to go into Bios or setup & flick through there for battery options or check the dell support section for your machine for a battery optimizer prog they sometimes supply.

    The drop may have damaged a cell mate which is maybe why only getting 55%, but check for above 1st before condemning battery.
     
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    Use a hammer
     
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    Jordan if you're going to be involved with threads of a senisble nature, then get it right, the correct expression is:

    If it dont work, hit it with a hammer, if it still dont workkkkkkkkkk, burrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnn itttttttttttt :nyah: :lmfao:
     
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    Im suprised jordans saying that as a top IT worker.

    New battery imo should be about 50-60 quid.
     
  11. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    yes can flatten it, however wont charge beyond 55%, sometimes 56%
     
  12. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    yes i could charge it up to 100% no matter how long i charge it for now it wont go more than 55%,
     

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