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Laptop Battery

By KenB929561 ·
Dell Inspiron 4000 works fine with AC Adapter connected. No over heating, no problem and Power Options says battery fully charged. When laptop is then powered on for about 10 minutes without AC Adapter connected, laptop gives shut down message, case bottom is very hot and Power Options says battery is less than 1%. What is causing battery to drain from 100% to 1% in 10 minutes while unit is overheating? Fan was just replaced and problem still exists.

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by rindi1 In reply to Laptop Battery

Your Battery is old or bad. Replace it and you should be ok.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Laptop Battery


I have read the following 'best practices' with regards to laptop batteries:

Remove the battery if using the laptop solely with the power adaptor, or if you will not be using it for a long time.

Completely discharge and recharge your battery about once every 3 months

Good luck

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