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    Hi guys, how do you deal with a laptop battery that does not keep power; my battery used to last 2 hours after charging, now it takes on 45 minutes. Do you buy a new one or is there anything i can do for repair?

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    I believe your battery needs replacement because its life is greatly reduced. You should contact your local computer provider for a replacement battery. If your laptop is still covered by warranty, you can bring it to the manufacturer and have it repaired. If you choose not to buy a replacement soon, you can prevent not to further damage your battery by setting your screen settings at minimum level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenzenith View Post
    I believe your battery needs replacement because its life is greatly reduced. You should contact your local computer provider for a replacement battery. If your laptop is still covered by warranty, you can bring it to the manufacturer and have it repaired. If you choose not to buy a replacement soon, you can prevent not to further damage your battery by setting your screen settings at minimum level.
    I am also facing a similar situation. In my case my laptop battery shows 0% availability and it is not getting charged at all. But I am able to work on the laptop without a battery. Anyway I am going to get it checked by an expert and most probably I will go for a new battery. By the way, can you just guide me how to keep the settings at the minimum level to extend the life of my new battery. It will be very useful for me when I purchase a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I am also facing a similar situation. In my case my laptop battery shows 0% availability and it is not getting charged at all. But I am able to work on the laptop without a battery. Anyway I am going to get it checked by an expert and most probably I will go for a new battery. By the way, can you just guide me how to keep the settings at the minimum level to extend the life of my new battery. It will be very useful for me when I purchase a new one.
    Hi webworld, getting a new battery will be the best option for your need since your battery is already dead. Yes, you should get it checked by an expert and replace it soon.

    In keeping your screen settings at minimum level, you should put your laptop in power saver mode and your screen brightness on minimum level. Moreover, don't use your laptop when you are charging it. These ways will get your battery life long for years.

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    Thanks a lot for the valuable reply. That was really useful. But I want to specifically know if I keep this battery inside the laptop till I get a new one, will there be any issues like leakage or explosion etc. I checked it and it is not getting too hot while using my laptop.

    I am more concerned from a safety point of view. I have seen in most electronic equipments a dead battery creates issues and adversely affect the equipment itself. Can you throw some light on this aspect?

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    thanks very much @kenzenith for your advice, i think i will visit a computer technician; the warranty must have expired as i bought the laptop from a second hand dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    Thanks a lot for the valuable reply. That was really useful. But I want to specifically know if I keep this battery inside the laptop till I get a new one, will there be any issues like leakage or explosion etc. I checked it and it is not getting too hot while using my laptop.

    I am more concerned from a safety point of view. I have seen in most electronic equipments a dead battery creates issues and adversely affect the equipment itself. Can you throw some light on this aspect?
    You can always pull out the battery of your laptop if you are still going to use it. This is for precautionary measures and for not further damaging your laptop. I have not heard of explosion or leak from a dead battery before, but just to make sure, pull it out when you are using it. I hope this helps.

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    In my case the actual reason behind battery failure was the Mobile Broadband service I use to go online. As I live in an area where network coverage is very poor, it eats up my battery soon. I hardly use it for one year, it starts showing signs of exhaustion. Now I am planning to buy a UPS instead of a battery as the situation will be same even if I buy a new battery.

    The other option I can try is to go for a landline broadband service and then buy a new laptop battery. Then it can survive I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    In my case the actual reason behind battery failure was the Mobile Broadband service I use to go online. As I live in an area where network coverage is very poor, it eats up my battery soon. I hardly use it for one year, it starts showing signs of exhaustion. Now I am planning to buy a UPS instead of a battery as the situation will be same even if I buy a new battery.

    The other option I can try is to go for a landline broadband service and then buy a new laptop battery. Then it can survive I think.
    Buying UPS is a good idea especially if you really need a back up power supply for your laptop. As for the draining of your battery, I don't think the Mobile Broadband Service is the primary cause of it. I think there's a more serious problem to it. Yes, searching for mobile service coverage could eat up your battery, but it won't cause your battery to drain up that fast.

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