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    • JamboDP
    • By JamboDP 5th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
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    duff laptop battery help please
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    • 5th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
    duff laptop battery help please 5th Jul 17 at 9:04 AM
    My laptop battery has dropped to 0% and will not charge is there anything I can do to restart it, or do I have to buy a new one.


    Thanks Dave
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    • almillar
    • By almillar 6th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    There's quite a few manufacturers that put a chip in their batteries to ensure their early demise
    Again, if you're going to make a claim like this, could you please back it up? Have you seen and analysed one of these chips to work out their purpose?
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 6th Jul 17, 5:17 PM
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    I had the same problem, I've been using my laptop off the mains for the last 2 years because it wasn't worth risking a cheapo battery setting fire to the house. I couldn't find anyone selling kosher Samsung batteries so I assumed they were obsolete.

    This thread prompted me to start searching again, and I found out that the type number marked on the battery is not the type number it's known by, so once I searched for the other number I found plenty of suppliers.

    The new battery arrived half an hour ago, so I can now unplug without the palaver of shutting down and rebooting. Bliss!
    • JamboDP
    • By JamboDP 6th Jul 17, 10:08 PM
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    So is yours subject to recall?

    My laptop is eight years old and did the same thing. Rather than trying to fix it, I bought a second hand original battery for a fiver. Job done.

    So if all else fails and you want an original, you can do the same: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Sony-Battery-for-VPCEH16EC-VPCEL15EC-VGP-BPL26-VGP-BPS26-VGP-BPS26A-A62-/252402104468


    This is claimed to be new and original: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Original-Sony-VGP-BPS26-VGP-BPS26A-VPC-CA-VAIO-VPC-EH-Laptop-Battery-/401343540179
    Originally posted by WAYT


    Just ordered a second hand battery from ebay for £25 taken out of a lap top the exact same model as mine, fingers crossed should be OK.


    thanks for your help WAYT
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    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 6th Jul 17, 10:19 PM
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    WAYT
    Just ordered a second hand battery from ebay for £25 taken out of a lap top the exact same model as mine, fingers crossed should be OK.


    thanks for your help WAYT
    Originally posted by JamboDP
    I guess the one to which I linked had sold out by the time you clicked through, as that was £19.99.

    Otherwise £35 for a genuine original(if original) seems better value.
    • JamboDP
    • By JamboDP 6th Jul 17, 10:27 PM
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    It is due mon or tues next week will let you know if it is OK.


    cheers Dave
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    • JamboDP
    • By JamboDP 8th Jul 17, 10:07 PM
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    Battery has arrived today and is working perfect. when fully charged it has 3hrs of use so not been used that much.
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    • JamboDP
    • By JamboDP 9th Jul 17, 3:16 PM
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    Now I have got a good battery what is the best way to use the laptop, on mains when available and keep battery fully charged and only use battery when no mains, or on battery all time and recharge when required.
    I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 9th Jul 17, 6:32 PM
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    Now I have got a good battery what is the best way to use the laptop, on mains when available and keep battery fully charged and only use battery when no mains, or on battery all time and recharge when required.
    Originally posted by JamboDP
    Modern batteries makes no difference what you do ultimately as all batteries naturally decay and it'll be back in the same state as the start of the thread in five years or so.

    The old style Ni-Mh batteries had a "memory" effect and had to be discharged and charged up properly otherwise they'd get "stuck" at a certain charge level but laptop batteries that use this will be the best part of 15 years old by now.

    Your Sony laptop doesn't apply here, it'll be a Lithium Ion type, the most efficient. The only real pre-requisite is not to expose them to high temperatures.

    Initially I would charge the battery up, run it all the way down and then charge it back up again. After that use it as you wish.
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