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Laptop battery running down while turned off and not lasting as long

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kcbear, May 18, 2014.

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  1. kcbear

    kcbear Thread Starter

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    Not sure if I'm in the right forum? I bought a new 12 cell battery for a Compaq Presario CQ56. It has done well for several months. Not sure if related but after installing a couple of new programs (Freemake and a picture editing software), my battery now doesn't last as long (dropped about 40-50%), seems to run hotter(needs to have the internal fan on most of the time) and more interestingly runs down from a full charge over 12-24 hours with the laptop turned off (I select shut down as opposed to sleep or hibernate) I have uninstalled those programs but problem persists. Battery does not run down when separated from the laptop for the same time period. Not sure if battery or laptop or something else.

    Advice would be great thanks.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Coincidence. Most likely cause is a faulty battery.
     
  3. kcbear

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    Thx. Do you know of a way to test the battery at home?
     
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