Solved my battery only last 20 mins

June 28, 2012 at 18:29:34
Specs: Windows 7
my computers battery life is supposed to last for 3 hrs but now all of a sudden i can barley get 20 mins out of it i don't know if i need to get a new battery or if there is anything i can do to fix this
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June 28, 2012 at 19:23:02
It could be the battery, but it could be a bad power cord/charging cord or the jack on the laptop that you plug into.
More information may help.
If you can borrow a power cord from a similar model, you may be able to tell more.
This may help you also:

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June 29, 2012 at 00:45:13
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If the battery is reporting itself as fully charged yet lasts only 20 minutes then it is time for a new battery.

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June 29, 2012 at 06:41:47
Batteries tend to go bad slowly but once in a while maybe a single cell went bad or some connection broke inside.

Even if it showed 100% charge that really doesn't mean much. You have to test it with a new known good battery to decide where the failure is. It may be that the battery is still under warranty so check that.

Batteries used to cost $300, less now. I know this will be expensive but consider donating it and getting a new system. At least compare costs of new versus battery.

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