Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Battery life says there is an absurd amount of time left

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
May 9, 2013 3:23:25 PM

I recently replaced the power button cable on my Dell Studio 15. The battery was charging just fine but after about a month or two its topped working. The light above the power plug doesn't turn on when the cable is plugged in but it works when the battery is out. Also right now it says I have 14% remaining but 760 hrs of time left. I'm not sure if this is a battery problem or a motherboard problem.

Usually when I am done with it I turn it off and leave it plugged in over night and the battery will be charged but lately it has stopped doing that. Do I need a new battery or what? Has anyone else experienced this problem?
a b $ Windows 7
May 9, 2013 3:39:16 PM

Have you calibrated the battery by discharging it till it goes off and then recharging ?
m
0
l
May 9, 2013 5:02:19 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Have you calibrated the battery by discharging it till it goes off and then recharging ?


No I have not. I will try that. Funny thing is, I posted this message turned my computer off and went and got a haircut. I just got back and now it is charging. It wasn't when I left.
m
0
l
!