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battery needs to be "recalibrated"???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Paul H, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    The battery on my Dell inspiron 1000 needs to be "recalibrated" or something
    like that. What is that? How do I initiate it? Will it give new life to
    my old battery? TIA, Paul
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
    news:#Z3odVT1KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > The battery on my Dell inspiron 1000 needs to be "recalibrated" or
    > something like that. What is that? How do I initiate it? Will it give
    > new life to my old battery? TIA, Paul
    >


    You can run a recalibration which basically resets the battery meter to the
    capabilities of the battery as it ages so it can tell you how long the
    battery will last. It won't give new life to your old battery as it is a Li
    ion battery and not an older type nicad which needed deep discharge/recharge
    to restore it. The 1000 was made in about 2004 so if you still have the
    original battery for this old Dell, it is time for either a new battery or a
    new computer. If you need spare parts for your 1000 (other than a battery)
    I have one that will sell cheap.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    How old is the battery, Paul?

    Paul H wrote:
    > The battery on my Dell inspiron 1000 needs to be "recalibrated" or
    > something
    > like that. What is that? How do I initiate it? Will it give new life to
    > my old battery? TIA, Paul
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Apr 5, 11:00 pm, "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoS...@att.net> wrote:
    > The battery on my Dell inspiron 1000 needs to be "recalibrated" or something
    > like that.  What is that?  How do I initiate it?  Will it give new life to
    > my old battery?  TIA, Paul


    How about looking at the recalibrating a battery section in the
    manual:

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1000/en/Y69601LRs.pdf
     
  5. B&E

    B&E Flightless Bird

    Paul H wrote:
    > The battery on my Dell inspiron 1000 needs to be "recalibrated" or
    > something like that. What is that? How do I initiate it? Will it give
    > new life to my old battery? TIA, Paul
    >



    My missus says the same about mine, too;
     

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