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Old 11-06-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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Windows says that it suggests that I replace the battery in our laptop. The only thing is, the laptop is only 2 years old. Can a battery really go bad that fast? And if that is not likely, then what do you think it might be?

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Old 11-07-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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It depends on how often you use it and the power plan that is being used. Run BattStat and see it what says BattStat - Battery Status monitor and power management freeware for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 x86/x64. In both my ASUS laptops the batteries have been replaced and new chargers too.
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It is in use every day, pretty much all the time. The power settings stay on balanced, though I do not allow it to auto hibernate.
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Can it go bad in 2 years. Yes. Every hardware component can fail.
Can you still see how much battery there is left? i have seen an example were a battery worked fine, it just couldn't reed how much juice there was left.
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That pretty well answers my question then. Yes I can see how much power is left, and it goes away fast. This laptop will go from 100% to 4% in about 40 mins.

Ah well, that just means that I will have to keep it plugged in constantly until I can get a new battery. I had no idea that you had to pay for a different warranty with Dell for hardware until it was far to late.

Thank you very much for your help.
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Damn. 40 minutes. That sucks. You can properly find a new one cheep on ebay
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