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Topic # 115183 17-Mar-2013 09:02
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Hi there.

Sometimes when I turn my laptop on in the morning it would have lost some of its charge and be on 93-97% of battery remaining. I have it plugged in, wth the battery in as well (Don't think that is a good idea though?)  pretty much all the time, so maybe that has something to do with it.

What could be the cause of this? Hardware? The fact that I have both the battery + power in at the same time?

Its not a big problem as it doesn't affect performance or anything, but would be nice to know what is causing it/how I can fix it

I have a HP DV6-7215-tx

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 782849 17-Mar-2013 09:13
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the battery if failing to charge to full capacity.

getting old.

it cannot magically lose a few percent upon turning on :)



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  Reply # 782853 17-Mar-2013 09:17
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Wow really getting old? I only bought this laptop 3-4 months ago. Lol

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  Reply # 782860 17-Mar-2013 09:41
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Batteries only have a finite life - typically 500 or so charges before you start to see degradation and 1000 charges and they're history.

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  Reply # 782861 17-Mar-2013 09:42
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This shouldn't be the case for a three months old laptop though. Run the battery calibration as suggested before.




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  Reply # 786013 23-Mar-2013 18:58
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Generally laptops wont start to charge till they are depleted a reasonable amount to stop wasting charge/discharge cycles, are you actually using it on battery or just leaving it plugged in all the time using it on AC power exclusively?




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  Reply # 786051 23-Mar-2013 20:12
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The computer works fairly hard to turn on, running the CPU and HDD at full throttle to get the machine started as fast as possible, the battery may actually not drop for a while after starting up as the battery use has been minimized.  

 

Could also be that the laptop is in sleep mode rather than off entirely.  

 

If its not those things, you may just have a crap battery.

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