Lets say someone charged up their laptop, left it (turned off) for a few weeks, is it then normal to need to charge the damned thing back up again before use? It seems if I charge my laptop up and don't use it for a while, the power that I've put into it vanishes. Am just wondering whether that is normal, or whether that is suppose to happen. My use of laptops is limited.
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17th June 2003
That's normal for most electronic devices, especially the older the battery is.
How old is the battery?
For a few weeks? Yes, that's normal.
Pretty much. I don't know where the power goes but it happens.
The power goes into keeping the laptop running. Some older laptops don't have a BIOS battery, but rather use the laptops battery pack to keep the system clock and settings in check.
Actually that's not just why. It has to do with the fundemental principals involved in a battery. Some of the power goes towards the BIOS, but the larger part is used up in the fact that capacitors gradually discharge over time due to static attractions between the ions.
Aye, any battery suffers from this. Even your bog standard off-the-shelf cell battery loses capacity over time. Rechargeable batteries suffer worse than normal ones. Partly because of what they are and how they're designed, partly because of how we treat them. For example, heat increases the speed that the battery will lose charge (and total capacity)...and laptops get hot.
Ensign Riles;4588769That's normal for most electronic devices, especially the older the battery is.Homer Gonerson;4588786How old is the battery?[/quote]About a Month or two old. Bought the Laptop (new) in early-August. [quote=Bs|Archaon;4588804]For a few weeks? Yes, that's normal.
Thats ok then. Thank You everyone else for the mention too. :)