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4 Signs of Laptop Battery Failure and Needs Replacement

No matter how carefully you treat your laptop’s battery, it will sooner or later die. If you are lucky, it will be time to replace your current laptop by the time its battery dies. If you are not, you’ll need to replace the battery. Battery failure can seem sudden, but it does not have to. Windows always warn you when your Laptop’s battery reaches exceedingly low capacity levels.

Most of the laptop batteries come with a manufacturer’s warranty of a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 2 years. Despite advancements in Lithium-ion technology manufacturers are still facing difficulty improving its lifespan. Consequently, no matter how well you treat your laptop battery, after some specific time, the capacity of the battery will be reducing and in the end make it dead. The battery capacity will not be comparable to when you bought the unused laptop. As a result, it is wise to replace your battery every 1 – 2 years.

Suppose a situation where you are doing very important work so you’re in a need to carry your laptop, in this situation the laptop must be plugged in with an AC Adapter all the time. The moment you remove the AC Adapter from the laptop, it will suddenly get shutdown. So you will not be able to get time to save up your documents. Under ordinary circumstances, Windows will definitely warn you about this as Plugged in not charging, consider replacing your battery. So, at this point, it is recommended to primarily replace the battery. Other than this your laptop may show many signs and symptoms that it needs a battery replacement.

Warning from Windows

Windows and other Operating systems don’t provide many details about the laptop battery it has been using. But surely it shows the warning signs that it needs a battery replacement to avoid sudden shutdowns.  Usually, the BIOS uses its signals to try to fix whether it needs a battery replacement, this is displayed as an output message to the user at the right corner of the taskbar. Sometimes the signals may get disrupted and as a result the Windows maybe show false messages that it needs a replacement.

Constant Shutdown

Nowadays, most computers have a process to auto shutdown the system to keep your device away from any damages to the components. In spite of improvements in the interface, most of the Windows 10 users are still facing this issue. Aside from Software failures sometimes Hardware failures can also cause frequent shutdowns. Together with the Hardware failures, there can be other reasons for a shutdown such as Malware, Overheating or Driver issues, etc. While it can be difficult for a user to find out what exactly causes the frequent shutdown.

Charging Issues

A perfect laptop battery will take not more than an hour to get fully charged. Although many modern generation laptops are smart enough to stop charging once it reaches 100% on the other hand the old generation laptops face an issue with the full discharge.

Charging the laptop further than 100% or fully discharging may cause its lifespan to considerably reduce. This makes the whole charging process of the laptop extremely slower. So the user has to carry an AC Adapter all the time to avoid such difficulties.

Battery Age

No electronic device in the world is designed to last longer. A battery may fail with the passage of time just like other devices, and it happens due to the long usage. The charging capacity of the battery always reduces when every time the user charges the laptop. Generally, many laptop batteries come under the manufacturer’s warranties. After this period the manufacturers recommend the users to replace the battery for a better experience.