N/APosted on - 05/26/2011
I have been using a laptop from 3 years & it's performance is very good. But got a problem from two months. Computer shows me a message, "consider replacing your battery". My laptop battery also gives battery back up, but always shows this message. A red cross icon always show on the battery icon.
I have been trying to solve this problem but failed. I want to know any solution to this. Please give me a solution for this problem as soon as possible.
Consider Replacing Your Battery Error
Good Day John sohel,
This problem occurs because of the battery problem, laptop batteries have finite life spans for 3 years i think your laptop's battery have been through a lot of cycles, charge and discharged, Lithium Ion laptop batteries has a lifespan of approximately 1,000 charge cycles, or 2-4 years under normal operating conditions.
Exceeding 1,000 cycles means the battery is already exhausted, if your battery is not holding 80% of its original charge then it is time to replace your battery. 80% is a good amount, yet the run times between charges will begin to decrease very quickly.
Laptop batteries are like shirts, at first use you can feel the comfort, beauty and colors in them but after many washes it is not that good anymore. You may find holes in your shirt or some cuts to it. Just like a shirt, laptop battery also needs to be replaced.
There are several solutions for this problem.
1. If you have a budget for a brand new battery you can buy the battery from the original manufacturer of your laptop take note that not all battery are the same, there are certain types of batteries, there are a certain amount of milli amperes, and sizes so take note of the battery of your laptop.
2. If you are looking for a cheaper deal, there are also some market offering laptop battery repacking, battery repacking is changing the old battery cells to new battery cells and making sure the circuitry is reset. So 2 points.
Note: If you will be asking which is better the brand new battery or the repacked battery will give you an example, if your eating at home which has better taste the newly cooked food or a food that is reheated? Newly cooked food tastes better right? This is to show that newly cooked food are the brand new batteries, and the heated food is the repacked battery.
3. After replacing the battery there are ways to prolong the life of your laptop battery.
Dim your screen: If not needed you can decrease the brightness of your screen, this will save more battery juice and lessen the cycle of the battery.
Removing the laptop battery when you will use it for a very long time at home. Keeping a battery on a full constant charge will decrease the performance of it, always keep the battery in a cool place, store the battery at 40% rather than a full charge the 40% charge assures a stable condition even if self discharge robs some of the batteries energy. Also run the battery down and recharge it at least once a month.
Cut down external devices that are not in use, example you are using external hard disks, and using USB ports for other things that is not necessary, this also discharges the battery.
Defrag your Hard Drives Regularly – the faster your hard disk does it works the less demand for batteries and hard disk to be used, make your hard drives as efficient as possible.
Cut down unused programs. Example you're opening too much browser, you are opening ITunes but not listening to music, and other unnecessary opened programs.
Clean your Battery Contacts Every month this keeps the transfer of power to your device more efficient.
I hope this helps your problem.
Consider Replacing Your Battery Error
You did not mention your laptop model. No problem I will give you a solution for your battery problem.
I think you should calibrate your battery, I'm giving you the process below:
1. Plug in the power adapter and fully charge your Power Book's battery, until the light ring or LED on the power adapter plug changes to green and the onscreen meter in the menu bar indicates that the battery is fully charged.
2. Allow the battery to rest in the fully charged state, for at least two hours. You may use your computer during this time as long as the adapter is plugged in.
3. Disconnect the power adapter, while the computer is still on and start running the computer off battery power. You may use your computer during this time. When your battery gets low, the low battery warning dialog appears on the screen.
4. At this point, save your work. Continue to use your computer; when the battery gets very low, the computer will automatically go to sleep.
5. Turn off the computer or allow it to sleep for five hours or more.
6. Connect the power adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged again.
Tip: When the battery reaches "empty", the computer is forced into sleep mode. The battery actually keeps back a reserve beyond "empty", to maintain the computer in sleep for a period of time. Once the battery is truly exhausted, the computer is forced to shut down.
At this point, with the safe sleep function introduced in the Power Book G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD) computers, the computer's memory contents have been saved to the hard drive. When power is restored, the computer returns itself to its pre-sleep state, using the safe sleep image on the hard drive.
If you faced the problem continually, then you should replace your battery.