Saturday, 26 May 2012

How To Maintain Your Laptop’s Battery

Laptops are one of the general and well used systems used, many of us find ourselves looking for the nearest charging outlet to charge up,  I will tell you common things or actions that kills or reduces your batteries life.

  1. Dim your screen: how of our laptops have this very bright screen and this kills the battery faster, especially when you are not using the brightness , for example when you are watching a movie. so reduce or dim your screen
  2. Running Many Application: When you are not using some application on your background, close it because it consumes RAM and RAM consumes the battery.  Reduce the application running.
  3. Remove External devices: switch off devices such as Bluetooth,  WiFi they drain your battery, and charging of phones and Ipod are one of the good sources of draining your battery. so whenever they are not in such shut them down.
  4. CD/DVD Drives:CD and DVD Drives drains the battery most especially when there is a disk in it, when it spins it drains your battery. so copy what you need from a CD before running.
  5. Keep the battery contacts clean:  Clean your battery’s metal contacts every couple of months with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.  This keeps the transfer of power from your battery more efficient.
  6. Take care of your battery – Exercise the Battery.  Do not leave a charged battery dormant for long periods of time.  Once charged, you should at least use the battery at least once every two to three weeks. Also, do not let a Li-On battery completely discharge.
  7. Hibernate not standby – Although placing a laptop in standby mode saves some power and you can instantly resume where you left off, it doesn’t save anywhere as much power as the hibernate function does.  Hibernating a PC will actually save your PC’s state as it is, and completely shut itself down.
  8. Set up and optimize your power options – Go to ‘Power Options’ in your windows control panel and set it up so that power usage is optimized (Select the ‘max battery’ for maximum effect).


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