"Consider Replacing your battery" Error in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by anonymous_surfer, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. anonymous_surfer

    anonymous_surfer MDL Novice

    Jan 9, 2012
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    Hi,

    I have a dell Inspiron 1520 and installed Windows 2 months ago. Today when I switched it on, it shows a red wrong on the battery in system tray and says "Consider Replacing your battery" There is a problem with your battery. So your computer might shut down suddenly. Can I know what might be the problem? :(
     
  2. NOS911

    NOS911 MDL Novice

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    To put it simply you need a new battery...
     
  3. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    nice transalation dude:D
    yeah if u r batty have been doing the work for years, maybe it reached its end


     
  4. hwertz

    hwertz MDL Novice

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    First post! :rolleyes:

    Also.. yeah your battery is wearing out. Ubuntu has a much more informative message: "Battery has a very low capacity (49.4%), which means that it may be old or broken."

    Why does it happen? I think due to fast charging! I had an old Gateway, that thing took like 8 hours to charge the battery. But the battery was almost 10 years old and still held an 80% charge! Charging a battery in 45 minutes or an hour is not good for it, but the market has spoken, and decided people would rather have batteries that wear out in a few years than wait for the battery to charge.
     
  5. nemdean

    nemdean MDL Novice

    Jan 11, 2012
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    I think its dell and something detecting this

    Unplug the mains
    note the battery power reading
    shut down (off)
    Wait 5 mins
    take the battery out
    Power in
    Boot to normal Se7en desktop
    Open Windows explorer or something just so its working
    Shut down
    Wait 5 mins
    Replace Battery
    Boot batter only
    See the reading for power now

    Any different? Has the warning message gone on this boot

    Just a way to stop the message i am not giving any advice on the battery at all
     
  6. anonymous_surfer

    anonymous_surfer MDL Novice

    Jan 9, 2012
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    My battery is almost 3 years old by now. So I should not charge a battery continuously for 45 minutes?
     
  7. anonymous_surfer

    anonymous_surfer MDL Novice

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    Can you please tell me how to check the battery power? When I turned my laptop, I see 5 LEDs on the battery part. So is it possible for me to check the battery capacity? But how?

    Does windows 7 have the ability to reduce battery life? It just happened 2 months after installing windows 7. Till then, I used xp and vista and had no problems. From that I doubt it has something to do with win 7. Is it right? And now the error has started, how long will my battery stand? What can i do to save it from further damage?
     
  8. nice_guy75

    nice_guy75 MDL Novice

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    If you have some Dell applications and utilities installed in your system, you better uninstall those. I had similar problem in my Vaio and I uninstalled all the utilities and applications of Sony and now its working like charm.