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Old 12th March, 2005, 06:41 PM
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What I did to bring back the battery life on my compaq laptop was to completely charge the battery and then pull the power cord and let the laptop run. Run it till it dies. Plug it back in and charge the bettery back up, unplug and let it run till it dies. Plug it in and charge it up, unplug and let it run till it dies..... plug in let it charge......... you get the idea.

This is called cycling the battery. This method worked out great for me as when I first did this the laptop wouldn't even stay on for 2 seconds........... after about 20 times (maybe more) of doing this I got it to stay on for about an hour. I think it took me just about all day to do this but....... it helps and it works.

One thing I did to help "speed up" the discharge process was to play a divx or a cd.
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