If your in a situation where you have no power source or adapter for you laptop, its important to have a good reliable battery. You don’t want to be in the middle of typing up a big report and then have your battery die and leave you with unsaved and unfinished work.
Typically a laptops battery will last anywhere from an hour to two and a half hours, depending on the laptop and the programs it is running. If your fully charges battery is not lasting more than an hour without power then you may want to have it checked out. Computer Service Now can make sure your laptop and battery are working to its full potential.
Here are some tips to keep your battery lasting as long as possible:
1. When you get a new battery make sure to fully charge it before its first use. On its first use be sure to discharge the battery fully before recharging. Recharge fully and repeat for the first few times.
2. When your trying to conserve power close any unused programs or applications. This will reduce energy use.
3. Use the laptops power management system. This application will help optimize power usage.
4. Try to avoid using graphic intensive applications. This reduces high performance usage which saves battery life.
5. Remove and disable PC cards, USB devices and other network adapters like Bluetooth and wireless LAN. These devices use battery energy even when they are not being used.
6. Try not to do things that require the use of your optical drive, like watching DVDs or listening to CDs.
7. Turn down the brightness on your display. lower brightness conserves more energy and it even conserves your human energy by causing less fatigue and eye strain.
Also keep in mind that having more system memory reduces the energy use because it takes less energy to store data on the system memory rather than on the virtual memory in the hard drive. So increasing system memory will reduced battery energy consumption.
If your laptop or its battery are having issues then call Computer Service Now at 877-422-1907 and get your laptop back to running at its full potential.