Don’t Forget to re-calibrate your Laptop Battery!
Filed under: Fun and Random — warning9 at 1:16 am on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Well, for the past couple of months I’ve noticed that my battery life sucked! Like after 15 minutes my (less than a half year old) laptop computer kept shutting off because it claimed the battery was dead… but it wasn’t. So I did a google search and found out that it the battery in your laptop needs to be re-calibrated every once and a while. So here is what you need to do:
Fully charge your battery
Go to your Control Panel:
Open Power Options
On the Power Schemes drop box click on "Always On
Click on the Alarms Tab and uncheck the low battery alarm, and the critical battery alarm
Now unplug your adapter from your computer and leave it on until it loses power and shuts off by itself
Do not use your computer during this process.
(It’s been suggested that you restart it and boot into BIOS because it may be safer for when the computer loses power.)
After it shuts off and you turn it back on make sure you go back into your Power Options (Start->Control Panel->Power Options) and click the power scheme you want. The click the alarms tab and re-tick the boxes. Your battery should be about close to normal. If it’s not then you probably need a new one. But my battery has the life it’s supposed to and I am very happy :-D I’m
I’m not sure how much your supposed to do this, but I’m sure every three months would be a good time period.