Battery Plugged in not charging past 80%

December 30, 2009 at 11:13:32
Specs: Windows 7
My computer was brand new & not charging
my battery past 80%. I took the battery into
the computer store, put it into one of their
systems and it charged up past 80%. So I
assumed that there was something wrong with
the charging circuit in the computer and was
ready to return it. Then I Googled it and found
that this was a common laptop problem. So I
called Sony and they told me about a piece of
software that is loaded onto the computer to
intentionally keep the battery from charging up
completely (they said that this degrades the
battery) In the "Vaio Control Center" under
"power management", "battery control
functions" uncheck the box for the "battery
care function". This takes the block off and
lets the system charge all the way up. I think
that this is more of a planned obselescence
myself. If the battery dies faster, then that is
money in their pocket all the sooner when I
have to buy a new battery. I would bet that
any laptop that has a companies proprietary
software will have this same function. Dell,
HP, Compac, Etc.

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December 30, 2009 at 12:41:18
Thanks for the great info! Happy Holidays!

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