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Old 07-10-2006, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a compaq v2030us and i was wondering what tips people may have for me to keep my battery life the best it can be. i have heard things like never charge you battery unless its completely dead, and things like this, but i dont know for sure. any help will be appreciated

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Turn off the monitor instead of using a screen saver.

Dim the screen so it's not as bright.

Leave it on standby as much as possible.

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Old 07-10-2006, 02:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ALso, in the power settings (in control panel) set it to turn the hard disks off after as short a time as possible when using the battery. And leave the optical drive empty whenever possible, spinning up the hd and dvd drives use up lots of juice.
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other than that dont worry about not charging the battery unless it is dead because that will become an easy nag in your time

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with the charging battery when empty i don't think is applicable to lithium ion batteries, which i believe most laptops use. if you're using a nickel hydrite cadmium (lol no idea what how it goes..) then you gotta wait till its dead before you recharge.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nothing uses nicad anymore, Li-Ion batteries don't have any charging issues, never have. All laptops built within the last several years use Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
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Don't use AC power with the battery connected.


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