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Solved: Sony Vaio Battery

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Startreker, Nov 20, 2009.

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  1. Startreker

    Startreker Thread Starter

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    Hi There

    This is just a query and apologies if in the wrong forum.

    I have just bought a new Sony Vaio VGN-NW20ZF/S recently with windows 7 on it. i removed mcaffee and put kaspersky 2010 suite and FM 2010 and need a quite powerful machine and the guy in the shop said this will be ok which it has, which is one of the main reasons i bought the machine.

    The battery seems to take ages to charge (it is at 66% at the moment) and still has an hour and if down to 10% and takes over 2 and half to maybe 3 hrs to charge but am not sure exactly as i charge it over night when the machine is switched off. Is this normal? The battery is a 2.5 hr battery.

    The battery seems to discharge quite quickly although this might be that i am using the machine and loose track of time.

    i am trying "batteryBar Pro" for 30 days and it seems quite good.

    Also it seems to take a wee bit longer to to load than when i first got it. Especially the VAIO GATE which takes a wee while to come up.

    I have the machine connected wireless to a router and connected in a network to 2 other desktop machines (running Windows XP).

    The bottom of the latop seems to get hot after an hour or 2 and wondered it that is normal,. When using it on my lap i use a book to put it on between my legs and the laptop as it is hot.

    PS

    I made recovery disks when i first used the machine and they are on 3 DVD-Rs. I was wondering if i used the recovery (by prerssing F10) i think during boot to reset back to factory settings will this delete the hidden partition that is used for recovery or will it just erase the c drive and leave that partition?

    Cheers
     
  2. etaf

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    It should keep the hidden partition

    You have quite a few charging options on the Vaio - on of which is a low charge and set to increase battery life
    I'm not next to my vaio so cant see the settings to post here - i'll have a look soon and repost
     
  3. Startreker

    Startreker Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply Etaf

    I hope that it will keep the hidden partition,

    I am using the wireless internet and playing that Football Manager 2010 while charging the battery which i started charing about 7:30ish and the time is 9.15pm and there is still 1:06m left and at 85%.

    -- It is now fully charged at 100% at 9.55pm -

    I know that if i am using the machine then it will charge more slowely than the normal as it uses power when you are using it.

    I am using the Powersave option at the moment and had it on the "Battery Care" option for saving the battery but that only charged to 80%.

    Update

    I just downloaded "Everest" to check the temperature which is sitting at CPU - 46C 115F and HD - 35C 95F

    I have unplugged the mains and am running on the battery for the last 45 mins and the battery has dropped to 61% and i am jusdt sitting surfing the net.

    Not sure if that is too fast or not.

    Cheers
     
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