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    Default Laptop batteries

    My laptop battery used to be good for 2 and a half to 3 hours. Recently, though, it's been dying in a hurry (maybe not too recently - seem to recall it didn't last too long into the flight to Las Vegas in November). But it's weird in how it does it - it will start out full of course, but then it goes down slowly until it gets to 50 percent (not that slow - only get about half an hour now) and then - boom "Battery critical". The other night I didn't even have time to get to my office and plug it in before it started hibernating. Is this natural - or are there viruses and crapware that can make your battery not perform correctly? (New battery would be $165 - can't decide whether to have my company get me the battery or a new laptop)

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    Laptop batteries tend not to hold their charges very long after a year or so of use...mine barely makes an hour and a half these days. Gotta get a new one. Wish they'd make one that lasts eight hours. Super hydro power cell or something.

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    I bought a laptop from a friend once, hoped I was getting a deal. Within six months, the battery completely died and and the frickin' AC adapter literally fried, I could hear it sizzling. I basically gave the laptop away, a battery and adapter would have cost more than what I paid for the laptop.

    Frickin' computers.

 

 

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