By following these instructions you can in some cases double the usable life of your laptop battery. It’s worth it to get into the habit of properly caring for your laptop batteries!
- Avoid leaving your laptop on overnight all the time while charging. Make sure you turn the laptop off occasionally.
- Fully charge and discharge the battery up to 4 times before achieving full capacity when you have a new battery.
- Run the device under the battery’s power until you get a low battery warning. Then recharge the battery as instructed in the user’s manual. Do not completely discharge the battery by turning off the laptops power management. Fully discharging a Li Ion battery can damage it.
- Remove from the device and store in a cool, dry, clean place if the battery will not be in use for a month or longer and Recharge the battery after a storage period.
- Ensure maximum performance of the battery by optimizing the device’s power management features, turning off the screen, using speed step, etc.
What not to do to your laptop battery
- Don’t expose the battery to heat, don’t leave it in the sun or in a car on a hot day.
- Do not completely discharge the battery by turning off the laptops power management.
- Do not short-circuit. A short-circuit may cause severe damage to the battery.
- Do not expose the battery to moisture or rain.
- Do not drop, or physically abuse the battery as this may result in the exposure of the cell contents, which are corrosive/dangerous.
Unfortunately no matter how much you look after your laptop battery eventually it will fail to hold a charge. If your finding that your laptop won’t start up or stops soon after you take it off power pack then most likely your battery has failed. You can continue to use the battery on mains power and replace the battery at a later date.