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Some Ways To Save Laptop Battery Power When You Really Need It Batteries

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Some Ways To Save Laptop Battery Power When You Really Need It Batteries

You’ve got a five-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York City, and one battery in your laptop. You’ve got work to do, DVDs to watch, and games to play. How are you going to get that battery to last? Well, hidden inside (and outside) your computer are lots of tricks to help you.

Dimming Your Screen

Your screen and hard drive use up more battery power than any other parts of your computer. You can dim down your screen to a point where your eyes still feel comfortable but you also save energy. On most laptops, you first dim the screen by holding down the “Fn” key (go ahead and find it because you may never have used it before). Then you look for a key on your laptop that either has a picture of a sun or a half-moon. (On my Sony Vaio that key happens to be F5.) If you find it, go ahead and hit it while still holding down the Fn key. A brightness adjustment box should show up on your screen. If you can’t find a key with a sun or half-moon on it, try hitting your various arrow keys while holding down Fn, to see if that works.

Turning Off Your Screen Altogether

If dimming your screen is good for saving battery life, turning it off when you’re not using it is even better. To turn off your screen, we’re going to have to go into some settings in the Control Panel. You’ll soon see these settings are not only good for turning off screens; they perform a whole host of battery saving functions.

Click on Start, then on Control Panel. If your Control Panel is shown in the “Category View”, click first on Performance and Maintenance, then on Power Options. If your Control Panel is in Classic View, simply click on the Power Options icon. Next click on the Power Schemes Tab. Underneath where it says Running on Batteries and across from where it says Turn Off Monitor, choose how quickly you’d like your monitor to shut off when you’re not actively using it.

That Power Options Properties box we just opened brings us to a whole host of other enticing options we can employ on our cross-country flight!

Choosing a Power Scheme

Windows XP offers two Power Schemes appropriate for laptops on the go. These are Portable/Laptop and Max Battery. They can both be chosen in the Power Schemes tab of the Power Options Properties box. Both power schemes conserve battery power. But Portable laptop adjusts what it conserves to the amount of power you need at the time, while Max Battery is much less flexible. It keeps your computer at a very low constant power rate no matter what you may be doing. So if you are planning on watching a DVD on that flight, which uses a lot of battery power, I don’t recommend using the Max Battery power scheme. It might not give you enough power.

Each power scheme also has its own settings for when the monitor and hard disks should be turned off. Remember that both are huge energy hogs, and that both the monitor and hard disk remain on longer under Portable/Laptop than they do under Max Battery.

The power scheme you choose also determines how long the computer will wait to go into Standby mode or Hibernate after remaining idle. Standby conserves energy because it turns off your hard disk and monitor. However, whatever you were working on at the time stays in memory (RAM) instead of being saved safely to your hard drive. The upside of Standby, though, is that when you press any key your computer will come out of the mode rather quickly.

Hibernation saves even more energy because it saves your work to the hard drive and then shuts your computer down almost all the way. Inherently, of course, this means it takes the computer longer to wake up to its normal state, but when everything does come back on, it looks the same as before. To switch your computer to Standby mode manually, click on Start, then on Turn off Computer, then on Standby. To make your computer Hibernate manually, click on Start and Turn off Computer again, but this time hold down the Shift key down afterward. The Standby key switches to “Hibernate”. Click it and your computer will go into Hibernation mode.

Creating Your Own Profiles

Maybe you don’t like the two power saving choices Windows gives you. Maybe you want to create custom ones to suit your own needs. You can do that! I created one for “Long Plane Rides”. I adjusted the settings in the Power Options Properties box. For instance, I indicated I wanted my monitor to turn off after only 2 minutes of idle time, and my hard disks after 3 minutes. Then I clicked on Save As, named my profile, and clicked OK. Now maybe the battery will last even longer on the flight.

Let’s go through some other choices in the Power Options Properties box. Under the Alarm tab, you can check boxes to either be alerted when your battery is low and/or when your battery is critical. You can even use the slider to make your own determination of just what is low and what is critical. Then you can click on Alarm Action to tell your computer to, for instance, sound an alarm or go into Standby mode when those moments are reached.

Under the Advanced tab, you can choose what you want your laptop to do when you close the lid. You can choose it to go into Standby mode, Hibernation, or even do nothing if you wish. You can also choose what you’d like the computer to do when you hit the power button.

If you’re interested in using your laptop’s Hibernation feature you should check the box under the Hibernation tab that says Enable Hibernation.

Turn Off Wireless Network Card

Your wireless card can also be a drain on your battery’s resources, so disable it if you don’t need it. (You don’t need it obviously on a plane, for instance.) If your laptop has a wireless card, simply take it out. If your laptop has wireless built-in, you can disable it in Windows XP by clicking on Start and going to your Control Panel. In Category View, click on Network and Internet Connections, then Network Connections. In Classic View, simply click on Network Connections. Once you’re there, right click on the wireless connection you’re using, and click on Disable. You can also disable your wireless network card through the Device Manager. Right click on My Computer and left click on Properties. Click on the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button. Next, click on the small black cross next to where it says Network Adapters. Locate your wireless network adapter, right click on it, and left click on Disable.

You can also left click on Properties instead (after you right click on your network adapter), click on the Power Management tab, and check the box that says “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.

Some newer laptops with the Intel Mobile Pentium® chip have a button somewhere on the laptop itself, for instance on the front, to enable you to easily turn your wireless on or off. You may have to check your laptop’s manual to find out if you have a button and if so, where it is.

CPU Throttling

The Intel Mobile Pentium® laptops also sport a feature known as CPU Throttling (and named SpeedStep™ by Intel), that actually slows down your processor when you’re running on the battery. When you’re plugged into your AC, your processor runs full speed ahead. But when you unplug that cord, it shifts into a lower gear. A processor running at a lower speed and using less voltage saves your battery even that much more juice.

So now you have a number of tools to implement in order to save your computer’s precious battery power. But maybe instead on that next long distance flight, you might want to think ahead and book a seat with a power outlet.

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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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How to Extend Your Laptop Battery Life to Save Time, Effort, and Money

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How to Extend Your Laptop Battery Life to Save Time, Effort, and Money

If you’re always on the move, your laptop’s power will have to depend on the battery. To make sure that your laptop battery life will extend for years, you’ll have to take good care of it.

Whenever you use different programs for your laptop, you’ll also be using up a lot of RAM, which ultimately needs a lot more power to work faster, thus producing more heat, and thus having to use up more power to counter that heat. Don’t get caught up in the never-ending cycle.

The best way in extending your laptop battery life is to make sure that your laptop doesn’t overheat. Don’t put use your laptop on a cushion or pillow as this will stop the airflow that keeps your laptop cool. Instead, use a wooden or glass table, which cools part of the air completely. For extra insurance, you can put a book underneath your laptop to make sure that the fan will work and that the air can effectively cool down the area.

Putting your laptop into hibernate mode may be a slower boot than simply putting it on standby, but this will also save your battery. Putting your computer on hibernate mode saves your desktop on the last time you use it, but it also shuts down your computer so your battery won’t take up much power.

Extending your laptop battery life requires that you take good care of your batteries so it won’t get worn off quickly. Make sure that you drain your batteries once a month, and use it at least once a week until it drains.

If you have another laptop battery, keep it charged but store it for only one or two days before using it as the other one charges. Don’t keep your laptop plugged and charging when the battery is already full. Doing all these will not only be extending your laptop battery life, but will also make sure that you won’t be spending us much trying to get your computer fixed, or buying new laptop batteries.

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How To take care your laptop battery?

When using a laptop as a desktop replacement the battery should not be left in for long periods of time. The laptop will over time discharge the battery. Remove the battery,making sure that it is charged to 50% and store it in a dry, warm place. Ensure that it is wrapped protectively and nothing will be dropped on it.

The battery should be re-installed every 3-4 weeks and allowed to fully discharge. Leaving a battery in storage for longer than this without using could cause the battery to fully discharge as the circuitry of the battery itself consumes power.

Leaving a battery in a laptop while using an electrical outlet for long periods of time will keep the battery in a constant state of charging up and that will reduce the life cycle of the laptop battery.

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How to Extend Your Laptop Battery Life to Save Time and Effort

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How to Extend Your Laptop Battery Life to Save Time and Effort

If you’re always on the move, your laptop’s power will have to depend on the battery. To make sure that your laptop batteries life will extend for years, you’ll have to take good care of it.

Whenever you use different programs for your laptop, you’ll also be using up a lot of RAM, which ultimately needs a lot more power to work faster, thus producing more heat, and thus having to use up more power to counter that heat. Don’t get caught up in the never-ending cycle.

The best way in extending your laptop battery life is to make sure that your laptop doesn’t overheat. Don’t put use your laptop on a cushion or pillow as this will stop the airflow that keeps your laptop cool. Instead, use a wooden or glass table, which cools part of the air completely. For extra insurance, you can put a book underneath your laptop to make sure that the fan will work and that the air can effectively cool down the area.

Putting your laptop into hibernate mode may be a slower boot than simply putting it on standby, but this will also save your battery. Putting your computer on hibernate mode saves your desktop on the last time you use it, but it also shuts down your computer so your battery won’t take up much power.

Extending your laptop battery life requires that you take good care of your batteries so it won’t get worn off quickly. Make sure that you drain your batteries once a month, and use it at least once a week until it drains.

If you have another hp laptop battery, keep it charged but store it for only one or two days before using it as the other one charges. Don’t keep your laptop plugged and charging when the battery is already full. Doing all these will not only be extending your laptop battery life, but will also make sure that you won’t be spending us much trying to get your computer fixed, or buying new laptop batteries.

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All our IPod Accessories are manufactured by state-of-the-art manufacturing plants. Our IPod Accessories are guaranteed to meet or exceed the original equipment’s specifications on all counts of durability, structure and fit. To add to it, our IPod Accessories are backed by a 30-Days Money Back Guarantee and a full 1-year free replacement warranty for any form of manufacturing defects.

On top-battery.com.au, we value our customer relationships tremendously which shows in the unmatched quality of our customer service. We have a dedicated team of customer service executives who are always eager to help you find the IPod Accessories you need by supporting you with their extended product knowledge and expertise on IPod Accessories.

We thank you for visiting us on top-battery.com.au and hope you have an enjoyable shoppingexperience!

How To take care your laptop battery?

When using a laptop as a desktop replacement the battery should not be left in for long periods of time. The laptop will over time discharge the battery. Remove the battery,making sure that it is charged to 50% and store it in a dry, warm place. Ensure that it is wrapped protectively and nothing will be dropped on it.

The battery should be re-installed every 3-4 weeks and allowed to fully discharge. Leaving a battery in storage for longer than this without using could cause the battery to fully discharge as the circuitry of the battery itself consumes power.

Leaving a battery in a laptop while using an electrical outlet for long periods of time will keep the battery in a constant state of charging up and that will reduce the life cycle of the laptop battery.


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Extending Your Laptop Battery Life to Save money,save time

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Extending Your Laptop Battery Life to Save money,save time

Do you’re love moving? if you like it, your laptop battery will have to depend on the power. To make sure that your laptop battery life will extend for some years, you have to take good care of it.

    Whenever you use different programs for your laptop, you’ll also be using up a lot of RAM, which ultimately needs a lot more power to work faster, thus producing more heat, and thus having to use up more power to counter that heat. Don’t get caught up in the never-ending cycle.

The best way in extending your laptop battery life is to make sure that your laptop doesn’t overheat. Don’t put use your laptop on a cushion or pillow as this will stop the airflow that keeps your laptop cool. Instead, use a wooden or glass table, which cools part of the air completely. For extra insurance, you can put a book underneath your laptop to make sure that the fan will work and that the air can effectively cool down the area.

Putting your laptop into hibernate mode may be a slower boot than simply putting it on standby, but this will also save your battery. Putting your computer on hibernate mode saves your desktop on the last time you use it, but it also shuts down your computer so your battery won’t take up much power.

Extending your laptop battery life requires that you take good care of your batteries so it won’t get worn off quickly. Make sure that you drain your batteries once a month, and use it at least once a week until it drains.

 If you have another laptop battery, keep it charged but store it for only one or two days before using it as the other one charges. Don’t keep your laptop plugged and charging when the battery is already full. Doing all these will not only be extending your laptop battery life, but will also make sure that you won’t be spending us much trying to get your computer fixed, or buying new laptop batteries

What to Know Before Buying a dell laptop battery?

 There are many replacement laptop battery manufacturers, and even more retailers to buy your laptop battery from. However, your biggest concern in purchasing a laptop battery will be to choose the battery that fits your computer. For this you will need to know the make and model number of your laptop; if you don’t know this offhand or don’t have the necessary paperwork, check the inside of your laptop’s battery compartment while the computer is off and unplugged. There you should find the model number, along with some other information. You may also find the part number of your laptop battery, located on the casing of the battery itself.  

How to Choose a dell replacement laptop battery?

When buying a replacement laptop battery, you will probably only have one or two choices that fit your computer. Choose the battery with the longest life available for your computer. There are several different kinds of laptop batteries; because the technologies of each are very different, a laptop must be designed specifically for the type of battery it uses. Most laptops are only designed to use one type of battery technology.


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