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Questions tagged [battery]

Batteries are the embedded power-source of a component such as a notebook. It is composed of cells of chemical elements that store energy.

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Linux Mint Mate - Low Battery Warning on ACEPC T8 x5-Z8350

I have Mint Mate 19.1 installed on a Mini PC - an ACE PC T8 x5-Z8350. https://www.iacepc.com/acepc-w8-pro/ (I have the 2GB version) The desktop is showing a battery monitor and I'm getting frequent ...
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Using slightly different voltage battery for my laptop

I’ve an acer laptop (Acer aspire e15) and it’s battery was blown up and doesn’t work anymore. So I ordered a new battery off amazon with correct voltage which was 11.1V as it was written on the ...
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Lenovo x280 Won't Turn On

I have a user that is having issues with there laptop not turning on, and I think its either the battery or the power I/C chip. When the laptop has the battery in and is connected to the mains, the ...
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HP Pavilion dv7-1129wm Battery not charging

Put a new battery in and initially it was charging, with to 60% then stopped. Battery will not power compute. ie., when power cord removed, computer shuts down. Any ideas as to what the problem might ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad W540 works through the power adapter without the battery, but won't charge the battery

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W540 that, once plugged in without a battery, works fine. However, when I connect the battery, it just won't charge. In most cases connecting the adapter into the laptop, ...
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How to enable fast charging of Android phones on Linux?

My Dell XPS 15 has both Windows 10 and Gentoo Linux installed. On Windows, when I connect plug in my Android, I got a charging fast notification; on Linux, when I do the same, I got a charging slowly ...
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Laptop Battery/Charger Weird Behavior

I have two batteries for my laptop, one original and one knock-off (so to speak) and only the original charger. The original hardware is about 5 years old at this point. I'm trying to discern whether ...
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How do laptop batteries and chargers communicate with the laptop and what do they 'say'?

I have an HP laptop that does not like its new after-market battery (original parts are no longer in production). I am having a curious problem in that when the battery finishes charging, that if the ...
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Why do notebooks sometimes need a battery reset?

I just recently had to reset the battery [disconnect and replace the battery] of my Acer Swift 1 since it wouldn't turn on. To my surprise they actually built in a little hole in the back of the ...
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Upgraded laptop battery and sudden shutdown of HP Laptop

With installation of a new battery in an HP Elitebook 8540w, an issue arises when the connected charger is disconnected from mains power. The computer with no warning immediately shuts down. It does ...
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What does pressing the power button on a laptop with no power do?

Today, on my laptop (Lenovo G510) running Windows 8.1, my Wi-Fi and ethernet capabilities both decided to go kaput with no warning and no obvious way to fix the problem. With the ethernet cord plugged ...
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After latest Windows 10 update, Is there a way to regain battery charging without battery disconnection?

After updating to the latest Windows 10 update, my battery is no longer charging when the laptop is connected to power. I have an Asus laptop which will require a major teardown to get to the battery ...
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ASUS Laptop starts and stops charging frequently, but only when logged into Windows 10

I have an ASUS R500V laptop. Every once in a while -- often separated by months -- my laptop stops charging, randomly. When the problem happens, the battery will slowly discharge over the course of a ...
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Can I safely discharge my laptop battery when out of the laptop?

Background: HP Elitebook 2570p, OEM 3 cell SX03 battery. I have a laptop which is refusing to start. This MAY be to do with an 'aftermarket' battery which I have used in it. After trying all of the ...
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Advice on laptop battery life

I am planning to buy a laptop and, as I have never had a laptop of my own before, I have started to read up on the best way to charge a laptop so as not to damage battery life. Is it all right to ...

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