Fixing Battery Issues in Windows® 7 Laptop
What are the common battery issues that come in Windows 7 laptops?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system that comes with variety of amazing and interesting feature. With the help of these features, Windows 7 offers enhanced performance. Snap, HomeGroup, Jump Lists, improved taskbar, etc. are some of the interesting features of Windows 7. Laptops are becoming very common for business and home users because of their portability. Nowadays, these laptops are even affordable to buy. The laptops commonly use lithium ion batteries and give good power backup in a single charge. Mostly, all laptop batteries last for two or three years depending on the intensity of use. But, however some factors can result in the diminishing lifespan of the laptop batteries.
The following are some of the common battery issues in Windows 7 laptop and the tips to fix them:
- Memory effect
- Over-draining and power surge
- Tips to be considered
Memory effect is one of the common laptop battery problems. This problem mainly occurs when you continuously recharge your battery without letting it to discharge entirely. The battery will forget that it has unused capacity and it will discharge much faster, each time it is used. Thus, one of the best ways to avoid this battery problem is to discharge your laptop battery completely at least once in a month. By doing so, your battery will retain its original memory and provides you longer usage. Then when your battery is not in use try to remove it from your Windows 7 laptop.
Over-draining and power surge
You may sometimes leave your laptop battery powered on for 24 hours which in turn result in over-drainage. Sometimes, you may plug your laptop directly to alternating current without removing the battery and if there is a sudden increase in voltage, then it will result in the damage of your Laptop battery. The problem of over-drainage and power surge can be avoided if you take a little care.
The batteries in your Windows 7 laptop must be charged before the first use as they are shipped in discharge conditions. In order to ensure fine performance of your laptop battery you need to charge the battery for 12 hours for the first time. You may refer the user manual and get the charging instructions. If the battery is getting too hot, then you need to check it. Then, it is always recommended to keep your battery charger away from your battery and always try to store your battery in a clean, dry and cool place away from metal objects.
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