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From battery to outlet power?

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January 10, 2013 5:11:57 AM

Hello, my Acer laptop charges my battery to max 14% then starts warning me to switch to the outlet power!
1- How to do that?
2- Should i change the battery or the adapter?
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a b D Laptop
January 10, 2013 8:23:12 PM

switch to the outlet power means plug your laptop into the mains electrical socket because there's not enough charge left in the battery. My guess is the battery needs replacing. After it's been re-charged so many times, a rechargeable battery eventually just wears out and can't be charged up any more.
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a c 433 D Laptop
January 11, 2013 12:03:46 AM

Laptop batteries last about 3 or 4 years on average. If your laptop is around that age, then most likely the battery has failed. The battery from my 1st laptop, ThinkPad T40 lasted just over 4 years before it's battery life was cut in half.
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January 11, 2013 12:11:55 AM

jaguarskx said:
Laptop batteries last about 3 or 4 years on average. If your laptop is around that age, then most likely the battery has failed. The battery from my 1st laptop, ThinkPad T40 lasted just over 4 years before it's battery life was cut in half.


I've had my dell for 5+ years and the battery still keeps on chugging... (less than half the original battery life though)

I've seen way too many laptops battery fail in 2-3 years... I'm really starting to think that manufacturers are cutting corners on battery manufacturing...
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a b D Laptop
January 11, 2013 12:16:45 AM

killerhurtalot said:
I've had my dell for 5+ years and the battery still keeps on chugging... (less than half the original battery life though)

I've seen way too many laptops battery fail in 2-3 years... I'm really starting to think that manufacturers are cutting corners on battery manufacturing...


Also depends on how you use them. Batteries are meant to be used. Most people buy a laptop, keep it plugged in for 4 years on a desk, then wonder why the battery that has been in a constant state of charge/discharge for 4 years doesn't work. Take out the battery if you're not using it as a laptop, you'll save years on it.

Using it on battery and letting it get full discharges is actually better for the battery.
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a c 249 D Laptop
February 23, 2013 4:30:35 PM

Best answer selected by Brett928S2.
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a c 249 D Laptop
February 23, 2013 4:30:43 PM

Hi :) 

CLOSING due to age... but please start another thread if you are still having problems , which I will answer promptly...

All the best Brett :) 
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