Archive for January, 2011

JESUIT – ‘gadget’ Ep111 – Gateway MC7803u Executive Notebook

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www.thetechstop.net So… you want a notebook that doesn’t look like every other laptop on the market, has enough power for photo and video editing, a huge screen, battery power to burn, and an “executive style?” Well look no further… On this episode of ‘gadget’ we review the Gateway MC7803u. This beautiful piece of uberArt sports a 16″ widescreen LCD, 320GB of storage, 4GB of memory, almost 4 hours of battery life and a 2GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. You can find more episodes in high resolution at www.TheTechStop.net
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Laptop battery software Introduction

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Laptop Battery
by n3rraD

Laptop battery software Introduction

In add-on to laptop computer configuration, there can not be ignored is a battery. Notebook computer originally as easy to carry, the Battery for users is very important, if the laptop battery power, what is the meaning of convenience?! Therefore, when choosing books.

 

Assign the Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 battery is one of the items will be measured!

 

However, how the battery test it? Test battery many software, such as Battery Mark, Battery Eater, MobileMark2002 so. General

 

Use more battery test software Battery Mark, following a brief introduction on Battery Mark’s use and it should be noted

 

First, look at Battery Mark works correctly. Barrage fire cross off actually use the built-in Graphics engine,

 

Processor engine, Disk engine, Think engine, 4 engines will simulate the actual operation to consume battery power. Through the 4

 

One engine to run a continuous loop between the simulated user environment, to a comprehensive test battery of specific circumstances. Software every 2 to 3 minutes on

 

Test data will be automatically saved to the specified directory. When the Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 battery runs out completely to automatically shut down the last save before the end

 

The end result will be as the test results.

 

Let us look at how to operate the set.

 

Must be before the test laptop battery fully charged, and should the system shut down a number of related management systems.

 

First turn off the screen saver

 

Then click on the bottom right corner, “Power” button to enter the Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 battery power management, the power to use the program in accordance with the image shown to change

 

Switch to the “warning” page will be “insufficient battery alarm” and “a serious shortage of battery alarm” two check mark are removed.

 

Switch to the “sleep” page, see “start sleep” before it is checked (most laptops now are able to activate the system off

 

Sleep function), if any, would remove the hook. Then click “OK”, this power management is turned off.

 

As the Battery Mark’s Graphics engine in need of some full-screen graphics, and some sub-standard resolution screen resolution

 

1024X768 before you will be forced to adjust to 1024X768, 1024X768 and above if you do not have a resolution. In addition, as

 

Battery Mark show in the middle between full screen and the constant switching will have adverse effects on the taskbar, the taskbar is best overall in the most

 

Remove the previous option.

 

All those affairs are windowpanes power management program that comes with the settings, for some larger companies will have their own dedicated

 

Power management procedures, real basic, like, just follow the principles above set on it. (Of course, the above settings only

 

For the media for the evaluation, as individuals in the test, could use the company itself with a dedicated management procedures.

 

Have the battery time should be slightly longer)

 

After a series of set top after a run Battery Mark

 

(Start ? Programs ? Ziff Davis Media BenchMarks ? Ziff Davis Media Battery Mark 4.0.1

 

First of all we see is the License screen. At this point the page “Proceed” to not click on the gray, we only need to right

 

Rolled at the bottom of the scroll bar, “Proceed” button will automatically become available.

 

Then the software will be prompted to fill in the name with the organization, where we can easily fill in, do not care.

 

After the confirmation page, click “OK” on it.

 

After “hardships”, the last to see the “true colors.” Had just spent a long time ago, are still only a small

 

Only the beginning. Here are a few options:

 

1.Run (Start test)

 

2.Save results (save the test results)

 

3.Compare results (results of comparison)

 

4.Help (Help)

 

Click Run, software, hardware platform will be tested to see if it meets the requirements; if you do not comply will not be able to continue running

 

Battery Mark. (Black check mark indicates that the machine meets the test of minimum requirements; yellow X said that although the machine did not meet the minimum

 

Requirements, but also can finish the entire test; the red X is the machine can not finish the entire test. )

 

Click “Next” will show Battery Mark the so-called minimum configuration requirements.

 

Click “Next” again there is a whole page in English, where, Battery Mark will once again stressed that the restructuring resolution

 

And the task bar hidden problems. The bottom is a test also need to install any font requirements, generally No missing fonts

 

Another interface, at the top indicates we do not care. In order to avoid the impact of the testing process by other programs, Battery Mark will automatically

 

Probe is running, tied up, if the yellow X, will not impact.

 

Then this page has suggested that if the software running on Windows Me system, the first will be ME “System Restore” turned off,

 

Otherwise affect the test.

 

This time Zhongyu Ao explored, and feel than the march was also difficult at this time point “complete” can then be tested (if appeared in front of the red

 

Of X, then the Finish button will be gray. ).

 

Fainted, but also feelings of deception by the software. This page is a test laptop battery Mark and machines are compatible with power management procedures,

 

Continue starting point detection. (Due to old models of power management compatibility, Battery Mark on the specific power management procedures and

 

Capacitive little worse)

 

If the point of no big change, there Retry after 60 seconds with the Cancel option, then we should be bold by

 

Cancel, otherwise fall into the cycle of death.

 

A warning will pop up to remind laptop battery Mark will be the case without power management operation, according to F3 to continue, press Esc exit.

 

Press F3 to enter test selection window, where we can choose Conditioning Run and Life Test of two test modes.

 

Conditioning Run full load mode, it calls the three engines: Graphics engine, Processor engine, Disk engine,

 

Simulation of a large workload in the state of laptop time. Compared with Conditioning Run mode, Life Test of a Multi-Mode

 

Think engine engine, mainly in the practical application of simulation among the laptop case. Under normal circumstances, Life Test mode than

 

ConditioningRun model a long time 30% to 40%.

 

Choose to conduct the test program, press F3, a warning will appear (if there is no power management in the case of testing). At this point the

 

Disconnect the power Dell xps m1730 battery adapter, and then press F3 to officially begun.

 

Accidentally choose the wrong test items, need to quit, then press F3, then press F3 again to confirm exit. Re-select the correct test items to test

 

As for testing time, depending on the specific model may be. Measured before, as the author of Sony TX, C mode, running a total of more than 4 hours,

 

The running time of L mode, sleep a night; wake up the next morning, no finish, a full 7 hours. However, under normal circumstances, even if the power

 

Consumption and then a large (or small laptop battery capacity), have a general to an hour, so we can go to a cup of coffee, look set drinking and card series,

 

Read again, it is estimated almost nine.

 

Note:

 

1. In Life Test test, usually adjust the screen brightness to half (some models use the Dell xps m1730 battery when the screen brightness

 

Automatically reduced, this need not go to their adjustment), if the notebook comes with special software that can be transferred to the best battery performance mode. The Conditioning Run mode, then the best screen brightness set to maximum, special software is set to best performance mode.

 

1.Battery Mark has certain requirements on memory, if the relatively low memory crash situation may occur, the system built at least 64MB flash in98

 

Memory above, Win2k system more than 128MB, WinXP 256MB or more, to avoid crash to happen.

 

2. Note that the settings should be modified, such as the power scheme, warning, status bar, screen saver, sleep, have to double check, if

 

If omitted, would affect the accuracy of test results.

 

3. Sometimes occur when running on laptop battery Mark error, the user need not worry as long as the re-start just once, you can then pre-

 

Interrupt the test area to continue.

 

Four. Because the number of Li-ion laptop battery charging and discharging is limited, occasionally running it will not have much impact on Dell xps m1730 battery life, but if too frequent

 

Using Battery Mark test, then, will affect battery life.


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Changing Laptop Batteries

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Changing Laptop Batteries

Changing aToshiba laptop battery is a relatively simple process. Typically, a new lithium Ion laptop battery will give satisfactory performance through approximately 500 charge-use-recharge cycles. This translates to approximately three years of working life with light-duty use.

Early laptops were run on standard AA size batteries. However, they consumed so much power that they could run on one set of HP notebook batteries for only a few hours. The first commercial IBM-compatible laptops were small and light enough to be carried in a backpack, and could be run on lead acid batteries, the type used in cars.

The latest generations of batteries used in laptops are called ‘smart batteries’. This is due to the ability of the battery to communicate with the laptop user. Unfortunately, the definition of a ‘smart battery’ is not universal, but varies among different manufacturers and regulatory authorities. Some manufacturers call their Dell laptop batteries ‘smart’ because their batteries incorporate a pre-programmed chip that sets the charger as per standard requirements.

Most ‘smart’ battery chargers are controlled by the parameters of the chemical cells. Once the chemical cell has degraded, the laptop battery has to be changed. In some cases, the chemical part of the battery can be fully restored but the fuel gauge may become inaccurate or other data may get corrupted. In such cases, even though the digital readout becomes inaccurate due to malfunction, the battery will still fully charge and function normally for some time.

At the end of its working life, the reversible chemical processes inside a laptop battery degrades substantially. This leads to a state where the battery is unable to provide power to the laptop unless it is connected to the main 110 Volts supply through an adopter. This means that the laptop effectively becomes a desktop.

When the time comes to change the laptop battery, it is better to buy a replacement battery from the agency, which sold the laptop. It is also advisable to request the battery suppliers to replace the battery, as they would be more familiar with the procedure.


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How to check and repair a dead laptop or netbook

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Hi I am lotfi, I wanted to show people how I go about checking dead laptops simple tips that may get your laptop back to life and how to identify weak dc socket joins.


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Top-15 Laptop Battery Usage Tips

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Top-15 Laptop Battery Usage Tips

Top-15 Laptop Battery Usage Tips:

1. New Laptop battery pack must be fully charged and discharged before use.
2. New Laptop battery pack needs to be fully charged and discharged (cycled) 2-3 times before it can condition to full capacity.
3. Laptop batteries undergo self-discharging when left unused. Always store a laptop battery pack in a fully charged stage for storage.
4. Fully drain and fully recharge your laptop battery pack every 1 or 2 months.
5. Turn down the LCD brightness of your Laptop notebook.
6. Use built-in power management on your Laptop notebook.
7. Turn off LCD or other unnecessary accessories when not in use.
8. Add more RAM if you have extra RAM expansion slot, it will reduce the usage of hard drive and it is power exhaustive.
9. Close unused software in your Laptop notebook.
10. Remove unused PC cards or usb devices from your laptop notebook.
11. It is better not watch films or play graphics intensive video games.
12. Don’t short circuit terminal or store your laptop battery pack with metal parts.
13. Don’t drop or mutilate the laptop battery pack.
14. Don’t expose to moisture or water.
15. It is normal to get warm when charging or normal use. If it is getting too hot, there may be a problem with your laptop notebook and qualified personnel should check it.

Some other useful informaiton for laptop batteries:

How long does a laptop battery last?
The life span of a Notebook battery is about 1.5 to 3 years operating under normal conditions. As rechargeable laptop battery begins to die, the user will notice a decline in the running time of the battery.

The Rating for laptop Battery
V(olts): The voltage of the new laptop battery should always match the voltage of the original.
mAh: It standards for milli-Amp hours (1 mAh=0.001Ah), High amp-hour ratings means a longer run-time and will not cause incompatibilities.

From www.batterypro.org


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ThinkPad T400 Unbox, Upgrades, Games, Other stuff

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Please enjoy this in HD quality! Lenovo ThinkPad T400 Unbox, Upgrade, Games, Other stuff Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz 6mb cache 500GB Seagate + 80GB Toshiba 4GB RAM 9-cell battery Windows Vista Premium 32bit Onboard GMA X4500 + Radeon 3470 256mb
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How to take advantage of your laptop battery?

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How to take advantage of your laptop battery?

A majority of laptop users are hardly acquainted with how to protect and take advantage of batteries. Each time they complain about the short life of battery, seldom self-criticizing in light of usage of battery. Though, the quality of battery existing, factitious misunderstanding and misusage rest one of the components.

1.The first time we receive a laptop battery, we are supposed to charge it for 12 hours.

Not necessarily at all. Nowadays laptops are set up with perfect electrics circuit and charging management systems. Once the battery is charged in saturation, the control circuit will automatically shift to turnoff. As a result, no more charging will happen.

To avoid memory effect, should we discharge the battery before charging it?

It is not necessarily to use up the battery before charging, which proves to be deleterious to the battery in that deep discharging will shorten the life of battery. It is suggested that when the resting electricity reaches 10%, the battery should be charged. On the other hand, up to 30% capacity does not require charging in view of memory effect.

When plugging in the alternating current, do we need to take the battery out to prevent repeating charging?

What we suggest you is “No”. You might take the automatic discharging of Li-ion battery for example, that once plugged into the power, repeating charging and discharging will shorten the life of batteries. What I want to emphasize it that:

1.Most electrics recruits are designed in light that only when the battery electricity reaches 90% or even 95%, it will get charged. With the same capacity, it will take two weeks to one month to discharge. As a result, when in store for less than one month, the battery should be fully charged and discharged to maintain the capacity. What you are concerned should be the exercising rather than the recharging of the battery.

2. Even the battery is unfortunately charged, the loss it brings will not exceed that after long-term storage.

3. You data is much more important than you battery even your laptop, so think about the impact of sudden interception of electricity on your laptop and data.

 

How to prolong the working time of laptop batteries?

Obviously, to keep a battery in long period, you should place it in low and dry environment and set the rest electricity of battery in the condition of 40%. The battery should be taken out for at least two months to ensure the good condition of the battery and prevent the damage on battery from huge loss of electricity.

How to prolong the usage of laptop batteries as long as possible?

1.Dim the laptop screen.  LCD screen consumes electricity a lot. If possible, lightening the screen darkness can prolong the working time of the battery.

2.Turn on Speed Step and Power Play and other functions. Laptop processors and video chip can decrease working frequency and voltage to prolong the working time.

3.Use the hard disk and relevant software to reduce the speed. For example, NERO DriveSpeed , PowerBooster and other software can reduce the speed of CD-ROM and hard disk as well as deplete the consumption of laptops.

4. Take advantage of standby of machines, dormancy and other functions. When you are to leave the laptop for long time or dormant, you can let it standby or go to sleep to save the electricity and prolong the longevity of your laptop.

 

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Lipo lipoly lithium Battery Discharge Test

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Testing the EFuel Hobbies battery against an Impulse. The EFuel is almost half the price and performed as well if not better than the Impulse!!!


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More Than What You Think Of A Laptop Battery

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More Than What You Think Of A Laptop Battery

How laptop batteries interrelate with the computer to function properly absolutely is a lengthy process as well as manufacturing alone a laptop battery is even worst long indeed. Laptop companies are also working continuously to improve and develop such functions of laptop battery technology.

The procedures used to bring in about laptop batteries involves a system of tests and re-tests to guarantee safety and consistency. There are an amount of components besides the battery that makes it work. There are safety fuses, breakers, thermistor, and charge electronics which all aids and gives support in the functionality of laptop batteries which you can magnificently seen inside the casing. The battery pack casing is welded together in a detailed method and is then sent on for final check up. Different tests are documented for form, fit and function during final inspection. Once the battery passes the test, it is now labeled with a lot and date code.

The thermistor controls the resistance of the battery and informs the computer to stop charging when the battery heats up as it completes charging. Moreover, the circuit breaker facilitates and helps protect against danger and hazards caused by over charging and short circuits.

Laptop batteries are built with the finest quality battery components that can be found for suitability. Battery cells are ensured to yield the highest capacity and safety qualifications, whether the battery cell is NiHM, or Li-Ion. Some batteries are even equipped with their own microprocessor that communicates important charge information to the computer. Sequential knowledge about laptop batteries certainly helps you a lot for a more effective, efficient, and comfortable usage of your laptop. Now you won’t just see simple and non-refundable box-shaped thing when choosing a laptop battery, but rather a “tiny-tony” that helps your laptop to run reliably and effectively.

Absolutely laptop batteries are the most complicated and regulated of all rechargeable batteries, but one thing’s for sure, they are the most important battery in the field of rechargeable batteries!


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How to Save Your Laptop Battery Life

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How to Save Your Laptop Battery Life

I know how the life of your ibm thinkpad t23 laptop battery can be an important factor when considering a new laptop. Unfortunately, after a year of using the laptop regularly you will begin to notice the battery slowly having less and less life. This is inevitable and eventually you will have to replace the battery, but this can get expensive. So here are a few things you can do to try and save battery life on your laptop.

Use your battery. If you’re like me and leave your laptop on the charger all the time while in use, your basically not allowing your ibm thinkad t43 battery to exercise its functions, allowing it to become lazy. After a while you may start to realize, when you need to actually use your battery, that it seems to have less and less life. Even if you have an outlet available, I recommend, once every few weeks, unplugging your laptop and allowing it to drain before plugging it back in.

Charging your laptop. This seems obvious, but you want to leave your laptop on its charger until you are leaving with it. If you take your laptop off it charger a few hours before you leave, it may not have a completely full charge, leaving you with less battery life. You can test this by charging your laptop completely before going to bed, take it off the charger and the next morning see if you have less battery life.

Adjust the power options. On PC’s you can change the power settings to save some of your battery life. There are 3 options: High Performance, Power Saver and Balance. You can access these settings my going to your start menu and clicking on control panel. Here, you will click the Power Options icon; here you will be able to change these settings.

Your screen. The screen display takes up more than 40% of your batteries lifespan, so dim your laptops screen to a reasonable and still viewable setting, you might be surprised how much more battery life you gain. This is an easy setting to change. On your keyboard there are secondary keys that appear blue, you will want to find the keys that show a sun with an up and down arrow. Hold down the blue Fn key and tap the sun down key to dim your screen.

Remove any unused devices, such as CD/DVD or USB drives. Even if you are not using these, your laptop is taking power just knowing they are there, so by removing them, it no longer has to waste useful power.

WiFi. Your laptop is constantly sending out signals to connect or to try and connect to an Internet source. If you are not using the Internet, disable your connection until you need it, doing this can possibly save up to 30 minutes of ibm 40Y6799 battery life. You can test this with your laptop by turning off your WiFi settings with your laptop off the charger, check to see if your battery life changes. I did this and my time jumped from a remainder of 2 hours and 12 minutes to 2 hours and 38 minutes, gaining almost 30 minutes of battery life.

Go to sleep. If you are not using your laptop but need a quick startup let it go into sleep mode. The battery will still be used but it will save so much more then if you just let it run, but don’t start it up again until you are ready to use it.


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