Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-24-2012, 12:31 PM #1
AuxiliaryPie
iLurk
 
AuxiliaryPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NE Ohio
Laptop Battery Life Took a ****

Hey guys, having a problem with my laptop battery. My laptop is a Toshiba A505-S6033, it is about 2 years old.

It has always had crap battery life (1hr before a fresh Win7 install and just under 2hrs post fresh Win7) because of the i7 and junk, but this morning it is showing 30mins @ 99% charge and dropping fast. I havent done anything on it within the last day (installing programs or dropping the laptop, etc) that would warrant such a sharp drop in battery life. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 was played on it for a couple hours 2 days ago, thats it.

Right now, in power saving mode and just having 3 Chrome tabs open and the main fan wont shut off (i think that is the cause of **** battery life). anyone have any ideas on fixing this? all i can think of is reinstalling windows again, which id rather not do unless i have to

any and all help is always appreciated!
__________________
J.F.G.I.- Just ****ing Google It
AuxiliaryPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 07-24-2012, 02:07 PM #2
toolbandfan
The dude abides
 
toolbandfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
toolbandfan is a Supporting Member
 has been a member for 10 years
toolbandfan is playing at Living Legends VII
Get a new battery. They die.


And if you mainly use your laptop in one place all the time, take the battery out and just use the power brick.
__________________
MY FEEDBACK!
toolbandfan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 02:33 PM #3
AuxiliaryPie
iLurk
 
AuxiliaryPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NE Ohio
i rebooted and it installed some updates, back up to ~1hr battery life.

you are right though i shouldnt use the battery all the time
__________________
J.F.G.I.- Just ****ing Google It
AuxiliaryPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 03:02 PM #4
*knock-out05*
Where's my boomstick?!
 
*knock-out05*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Keesler AFB, MS
*knock-out05* posts videos on PbNation
*knock-out05* is one of the top 500 posters on PbNation
*knock-out05* is Legendary
Buy a new battery. You shouldnt have that ****ty battery life.
__________________
the Chive

T:GDT Rave | BBB | iPod/Zune/iPhone/iPod Touch Repair | WTB Broken iPods

ST: Tech : Danny, smartest in STT.
*knock-out05* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 04:35 PM #5
parkrats
I am a master trickster.
 
parkrats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Get a Mac.
__________________
I'm well aware, I just don't care.
"Originally posted by ScottW: of course you would say that because you dress like a gay sailor and i dont"
"Originally posted by earlsweatshirt: LOL I think your brain is so ****ing hipster you don't even realize I was making fun of you for your shoes having zippers."

parkrats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 04:39 PM #6
ProtoBaller1991
Come to VLN my child
 
ProtoBaller1991's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chicago
ProtoBaller1991 donated to help Peyton Trent
Quote:
Originally Posted by parkrats View Post
Get a Mac.
.
__________________
OG-Seven Deadly Sins
I do tv show things
320gb External Hard Drive F/S
PMR Frame/Board F/s
ProtoBaller1991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 05:30 PM #7
{InsertUsernameHere}
Butt Stuff
 
{InsertUsernameHere}'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: 613
{InsertUsernameHere} has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
{InsertUsernameHere} has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
{InsertUsernameHere} has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Yeah get one of the new MBP so when your battery does die you don't have to worry about replacing it, just buy a new one.
{InsertUsernameHere} is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 06:39 PM #8
*knock-out05*
Where's my boomstick?!
 
*knock-out05*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Keesler AFB, MS
*knock-out05* posts videos on PbNation
*knock-out05* is one of the top 500 posters on PbNation
*knock-out05* is Legendary
Quote:
Originally Posted by {InsertUsernameHere} View Post
Yeah get one of the new MBP so when your battery does die you don't have to worry about replacing it, just buy a new one.
__________________
the Chive

T:GDT Rave | BBB | iPod/Zune/iPhone/iPod Touch Repair | WTB Broken iPods

ST: Tech : Danny, smartest in STT.
*knock-out05* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 01:03 PM #9
AuxiliaryPie
iLurk
 
AuxiliaryPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NE Ohio
Quote:
Originally Posted by {InsertUsernameHere} View Post
Yeah get one of the new MBP so when your battery does die you don't have to worry about replacing it, just buy a new one.


Quote:
Originally Posted by *knock-out05* View Post


my laptop runs skyrim on low-medium but was still cheap enough that i could just buy another, more battery friendly one and still have enough for a Nexus 7 vs 1 MBP
__________________
J.F.G.I.- Just ****ing Google It
AuxiliaryPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump