Why’s My Battery Dying?

Everyone always has the same frustration,”Gee, I would take my laptop to work, or class, but my laptop can only stay a live for a couple of minutes at most.” An article I came across on yahoo.com is giving you the opportunity to maximize your battery’s life span beyond the first two days you have it. Here are the steps:

1. Gauge how much capacity your battery has actually lost. There are great websites that can help with that like http://batteryeater.com (for PC’s) or http://www.coconut-flavour.com (for Macs)

2. You have to calibrate your laptop, you can’t magically put more capacity back into your battery, but in most laptops the OS loses track of how much juice a battery really has. Recalibrating your laptop means that you are allowing your battery meter to display how much juice is still in the battery.

3. BAD HABITS for batteries are always the main culprits for causing drainage. Leaving your charger in your laptop, bad idea. Leaving your computer asleep, thinking that if it’s not being used then it’s not getting drained, bad idea. Instead, if you are going to be a way from your laptop for a while, it’s best to go ahead and take the battery out.

You can see more of the blog, as well as the video as to how to maintain your battery’s life at:


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