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Brother laser printer always offers outstanding efficiency and some uncomplicated maintenance tip can maintain it optimized for a extended time and maximize the life of the printer. Some occasional tune-up will also ensure you to get sharp and clean printouts from your Brother printer. Some typical problems you might meet when maintaining your printer are listed below along with the solution suggestions. Nozzle Check When printouts turn out to be not clear or faint, run the printer's cleaning and diagnostics test. The nozzle of these cartridges can get clogged due to the dried ink or the dust. If the print heads aren't working properly, check your manual for steps to follow. Clean Print Heads The process is to remove blockages from the nozzles. If the nozzle check indicates that a cleaning is needed, clean the print heads. Steps for cleaning the print heads of your Brother printer is almost the same. Use the Self-Cleaning Utility Program and choose "cleaning" option. That's it! The print heads will automatically be cleaned. Print Head Alignment For Windows users, access the printer software, click the Utility tab, then click the Print Head Alignment button. You require to do this while the nozzle test indicates... Continue reading
Save your money and also helping the environment may fit along such as ... well, like the way the printer toner cartridge fits into your computer printer. Year by year, over 250 million inkjet and priner toner cartridges utilized in laser printers, fax machines, and copiers are thrown in the garbage, most likely going for landfills and incinerators in the U.S. By 2011, more than 640 million print cartridges will be shipped to The united states. It requires 2.5 oz . of oil to generate the plastic in a new inkjet cartridge, and 3.5 quarts of oil to create a toner cartridge. So, there are factories inspect empty cartridges for damage and then repair or replace the worn, damaged, or end of life-cycle components, thoroughly clean the reusable parts, and refill the cartridge with new toner. Recycling empty cartridges & purchasing remanufactured toner is an simple way for every person to lessen the environmental impact of these discarded products, while also saving money. You've surely noticed the high prices if you have been buying the brand-name cartridges, however, you can conserve up to 50% and aid reduce waste and conserve resources by buying refilled or remanufactured cartridges for HP printer,... Continue reading
To make your Compaq 8510 battery last longer, there are some tips you need to know: a) If you are not going to use your Compaq 8510 laptop battery for a long time (like a week or longer), remove the battery pack from your Compaq 8510. b) Plug the AC adapter of Compaq 8510 laptop computer into a UPS instead of into a power outlet or surge protector directly. c) When the first time using, completely charge and discharge your new Compaq 8510 notebook battery for 3 cycles to condition it for full capacity. d) Like other laptop batteries, do not overcharge the Compaq 8510 battery and do not leave it in a place with very high heat or freezing temperatures since heat makes the Compaq 8510 battery discharge quickly and cold temperatures make it not able to create as much power as it originally can. e) Remove the Compaq 8510 battery for your laptop when you are using an AC power adapter powering your Compaq 8510 laptop. If the Compaq 8510 battery is left in the laptop when you are using an AC adapter for a long time, the battery life would be reduced. f) If your Compaq 8510... Continue reading
Sony VGP-BPS5A battery is designed to work well as Sony VAIO VGN-TX laptop battery and VGN-TXN series laptop battery. The common capacity of the Sony VGP-BPS5A battery is 7200mAh and 11000mAh, and the specifications are as the following: A) Sony VGP-BPS5 / VGP-BPS5A Laptop Battery 7200mAh Battery Cell Type: Li-Ion Voltage: 7.4V Capacity: 7200mAh Color: Black OEM Part#: VGP-BPS5, VGP-BPS5A Compatibility: Sony VAIO VGN-TX series, VAIO VGN-TX15C/W, VAIO VGN-TX16C, VAIO VGN-TX16C/W, VAIO VGN-TX16GP/W, VAIO VGN-TX16LP/W, VAIO VGN-TX16SP/W, VAIO VGN-TX16TP, VAIO VGN-TX17C/B, VAIO VGN-TX17C/L, VAIO VGN-TX17GP/B, VAIO VGN-TX17GP/W, VAIO VGN-TX17TP, VAIO VGN-TX1HP, VAIO VGN-TX1HP/W, VAIO VGN-TX1XP, VAIO VGN-TX1XP/B, VAIO VGN-TX1XP/L, VAIO VGN-TX25C, VAIO VGN-TX25C/W, VAIO VGN-TX26C, VAIO VGN-TX26C/B, VAIO VGN-TX26C/T, VAIO VGN-TX26C/W, VAIO VGN-TX26GP/W, VAIO VGN-TX26LP/W, VAIO VGN-TX26TP, VAIO VGN-TX26TP/W, VAIO VGN-TX27CP, VAIO VGN-TX27CP/B, VAIO VGN-TX27CP/L, VAIO VGN-TX27LP/B, VAIO VGN-TX27TP, VAIO VGN-TX27TP/B, VAIO VGN-TX28CP, VAIO VGN-TX28CP/L, VAIO VGN-TX2HP/W, VAIO VGN-TX2XP/B, VAIO VGN-TX2XP/L, VAIO VGN-TX36C, VAIO VGN-TX36TP, VAIO VGN-TX37CP, VAIO VGN-TX37TP, VAIO VGN-TX38CP, VAIO VGN-TX3HP/W, VAIO VGN-TX3XP/B, VAIO VGN-TX3XP/L, VAIO VGN-TX50B/B, VAIO VGN-TX51B/B, VAIO VGN-TX52B/B, VAIO VGN-TX56C/W, VAIO VGN-TX56CN, VAIO VGN-TX56GN/W, VAIO VGN-TX57CN, VAIO VGN-TX57GN/B, VAIO VGN-TX57GN/T, VAIO VGN-TX58CN, VAIO VGN-TX5MN/W, VAIO VGN-TX5VN/L, VAIO VGN-TX5XN/B, VAIO VGN-TX610P/B, VAIO VGN-TX630P/B, VAIO VGN-TX650P/B, VAIO VGN-TX651P, VAIO VGN-TX651PB, VAIO VGN-TX670P/B, VAIO VGN-TX670P/W, VAIO VGN-TX690P/L, VAIO... Continue reading
Sony VGP-BPS5 Battery is a typical lithium-Ion battery which can last around 300-500 charge cycles (a charged and a discharged). The most important of taking care of your Sony VGP BPS5 battery is to avoid fully charging it too often because this will put too much additional strain on the VGP-BPS5 laptop battery. Frequent partial discharges and recharges are better than a deep one, and recharging a partially charged Li-Ion battery does not cause harm since there is no memory effect. Although Sony VGP-BPS5 battery does not have memory effect, short discharges with subsequent recharges do not provide periodic calibration needed to synchronize the fuel gauge with the battery’s state of charge. Fully discharge and recharge every 30-50 charges can fix the problem. Letting the VGP-BPS5 battery run down to the cut-off point in the equipment will do this. If ignored, the fuel gauge will become increasingly less accurate. Under normal circumstances, the Sony VGP-BPS5 battery can keep connected with the laptop since there will be no further charge once it is fully charged. However, sometimes it could cause malfunction of the AC adapter, the laptop, or the VGP-BPS5 battery itself, and it might make the battery overheated that short... Continue reading
When you get a new Sony VAIO VGN-TXN battery, you may find that it comes in a charged condition like all the other new laptop batteries. Before you start to use your new VGN-TXN laptop battery regularly, the VGN TXN battery needs two or three charge cycles (fully charged and fully discharged) to achieving maximum capacity. When the VAIO VGN-TXN battery is charged the first time, your VGN TXN laptop may indicate that the charging process is completely done after 10 to 15 minutes. Just remove the battery from your VAIO VGN-TXN notebook computer and re-insert it to repeat the charging procedure. Once the VGN TXN battery has been fully charged, your first time charging is just finished. As a Li-Ion battery, Sony VAIO VGN-TXN Battery is a low-maintenance battery, and one of the best advantages of Lithium-Ion batteries is that the batteries do not have “memory effect”. Although Li-Ion batteries are low-maintenance, besides of the first time charging, there are some steps you can take to extend your VAIO Vgn-TXN Battery life: a) Clean the contacts on the Sony VGN-TXN battery with alcohol and a cotton swab of they become dirty. b) Use your VGN-TXN laptop at least once... Continue reading
As rechargeable batteries, laptop batteries would lose their ability to hold a full charge gradually, and Sony VAIO VGN-TX battery is no exception. To recondition calibrate your Sony VGN-TX battery can help improve the battery cell performance. Although it’s impossible to make a used battery like a new one, at least the battery life can be a little longer. The instructions are as the following: a) Insert the Sony VAIO VGN-TX battery into your laptop. Plug the laptop in and allow the battery to fully charge (the battery indicator light turns off on most laptops when the battery is completely charged), and then restart the laptop. b) Disable hibernation of your VAIO VGN TX laptop temporarily. c) Discharge the VGN-TX battery. Take Windows XP for example, click on “Control Panel,” “Performance and Maintenance”, “Power Options”, and then “Power Schemes”. Make a note of the settings under the “Plugged In” and “Running on Batteries” columns so you can reset them later. d) Set all six options to “Never” from the drop-down lists. Click “OK” to save the settings and disable power management e) Unplug the laptop, but do not turn it off. Run the laptop until the Sony VAIO VGN-TX notebook... Continue reading
The standard Toshiba Portege M400 battery is with 4400mAh that can make your Toshiba M400 laptop run around 2-3 hours in normal use like HP Pavilion DV2000 battery and Sony VAIO PCG-V505 battery. But when you are in a long flight or in a long day course away from a wall socket, it’s easy to run out of power. Here are some tips for your laptop running longer: a) Remove External Devices, and Change Your Laptop Power Setting Just like most of the laptop batteries, dimming the brightness of your Toshiba M400 laptop screen can conserve the M400 laptop battery power. Besides, remove all CDs or DVDs from your optical drives, and do not connect any USB drives, turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G networking. Also, tweak your Portege M400 power setting to conserve the Portege M400 battery. For example, in Windows operation systems, go to power options in the control panel and adjust the “power saver” setting. b) Have a Second Battery, and Get to Know the Battery Spec Nowadays, there are many aftermarket laptop batteries which are at lower price but with no bad quality thanks to the advanced technology. If you have to stay outside all day... Continue reading
Toshiba Portege M200 Battery is a Li-Ion laptop battery which usually has 300-500 battery cycles or with 2 to 4 years of use averagely. However, if the Toshiba M200 Battery is not used properly, it will die soon. To make sure your Toshiba Portege M200 laptop battery can last longer, here is some useful tips and information: a) As a Li-Ion battery, the Protege M200 battery should not be fully discharged before being charged. People who used NiCD laptop batteries are used to fully discharge their laptop batteries before charging them, but actually this would reduce the battery life. Even though, the Toshiba M200 battery needs to be fully discharged every 50 charge cycles or so to make sure it can report the correct amount of charge remaining in it. b) Storing the Toshiba Portege M200 battery in a cool space. Heat is the No. 1 killer of Li-Ion battery, and the battery life will be reduced if the M200 battery is in a hot space for a long while. Besides, when you are using your Toshiba Portege M200 laptop with an AC adapter and the M200 battery has been charged fully, it is better to remove the battery from... Continue reading
Toshiba PA3399U-2BRS Battery works for a lot of Toshiba laptops. It can replace Toshiba Dynabook CX laptop battery, Toshiba Satellite A100 battery, Toshiba Satellite A105 battery, Toshiba Satellite A80 battery, Toshiba Satellite M100 battery, Toshiba Satellite M40 battery, Toshiba Tecra A4 battery, and so on… LaptopTraveller.com provides a top quality Toshiba PA3399U 2BRS Battery replacement that is 100% compatible with OEM Toshiba laptop batteries. Friendly and clear web page design, 30 day money back guarantee, full 1 year warranty, fast delivery, and online live chat for real time customer support are for making customers great shopping experiences. Considering purchasing a Toshiba PA3399U-2BRS Battery for your Toshiba notebook computer, the following you can find useful info: Specifications: Chemistry: Li-ion Voltage:10.8V / 11.1V Capacity: 4400mAh Color: Black Condition: Brand New, Top Quality Availability: In Stock OEM Toshiba Battery Part#: PA3399U-1BAS, PA3399U-1BRS, PA3399U-2BAS, PA3399U-2BRS PA3400U-1BAS, PA3400U-1BRL, PA3400U-1BRS, PA3478U-1BAS, PA3478U-1BRS, PABAS057, PABAS077 Compatibility: Toshiba Dynabook CX, Toshiba Dynabook Satellite AW3, Toshiba Dynabook VX, Toshiba Satellite A100, Toshiba Satellite A105, Toshiba Satellite A80, Toshiba Satellite M100, Toshiba Satellite M105, Toshiba Satellite M110, Toshiba Satellite M115, Toshiba Satellite M40, Toshiba Satellite M45, Toshiba Satellite M50, Toshiba Satellite M55, Toshiba Satellite Pro A100, Toshiba Satellite Pro M50,... Continue reading
To ensure your Toshiba A100 battery is ready to work properly when you need it, you need to know follow some tips to take care of it. The using tips of Toshiba A100 laptop battery include: a) Do not leave the Toshiba A100 battery and the laptops in a place with extreme cold or hot temperatures. If your Toshiba A100 series laptop and the A100 battery is at a very cold place, the A100 battery cannot create as much power as usual, and if the temperature is very hot, the Toshiba A100 battery will discharge soon. b) Use power adapter to keep Toshiba A100 battery charged, and remove the A100 battery or the adapter after the battery is fully charged. If you won’t use the A100 battery for a long while, make it 40% full and store it at a cool place or under the room temperature. At least fully charge and discharge your Toshiba A100 notebook battery once a month. c) Adjust the Toshiba A100 laptop setting to use as little power as possible. Set adjustments so that the display goes off first, then hard the hard drive stay active a bit longer and store the system contents to... Continue reading
As a Lithium-Ion Battery, Toshiba A105 laptop battery has a great power-to weight ratio because it has longer run time that it holds more power with a charge, and Toshiba A105 battery is also light and doesn’t have memory effect. Besides of the good points, the defect of Toshiba A105 is that if it is short-circuit, it could overheat and causes failure or shorten the battery life; even more, the overheating could cause fire since Li-Ion batteries contain an electrolyte dissolved in a high flammable solvent. Being a laptop battery, overheating is a very common issue on Toshiba A105 Li-Ion notebook battery. Since it could be very serious to make our laptop battery and laptop overheated, we need to know what causes overheating and how to prevent from it. Usually overheating is not due to poor design, it is often caused when we make the AC power adapter plug in, and we install the A105 battery in the Toshiba laptop at the same time. The laptop would be hotter when using the AC adapter and the Toshiba A105 battery together than using the adapter and battery independently. To lessen the chances of overheating by this factor, remove the Toshiba A105... Continue reading
Since we’ve discussed about how to extend lifespan of laptop batteries, as we may know, notebook batteries, take HP DV2000 battery for example, often run out of power sooner than expectation. Here are some easy ways for you to make them last longer between charges. Screen: When you are using the laptop, cut the screen down to the lowest level you can tolerate to squeeze out some extra battery juice. When you are not using it, change the Pavilion screensaver to a blank or black screen, and set it to turn on within a few minutes of inactivity. Graphics and sound effects on screensaver is more power consuming, whereas a blank screen will conserve power. Hard Drive & Disk Drive: Avoid using the hard drive and disk drive excessively. Because these are mechanical mechanisms, they consume more power. In some cases, rather than relying on virtual memory which requires more power, adding ram reduce hard drive usage. If your HP Pavilion DV2000 laptop is set to run anti-virus scans periodically, only allow this to happen when you have it connected to AC power via a HP Laptop AC Adapter, because this substantially increases hard drive usage while it is running.... Continue reading
Calibrating the Sony PCGA-BP2NX battery (for Sony VAIO PCG-FR33/B, VAIO PCG-K12 laptops) once or twice a month can make the battery hold its capacity and even extend its life. To keep the best performance of Sony PCGA BP2NX laptop battery lets you not need to always worry about your PCGA BP2NX laptop battery decreasing and not need to buy a new laptop battery soon. Sony PCGA-BP2NX battery, just like VAIO PCG-V505 laptop battery, can be calibrated by the following steps: a) Charge your PCGA BP2NX battery fully by installing it in your Sony VAIO laptop and plug your laptop with an AC adapter. Please note that the battery bar have to be completely full and chargers connector light has to be green. b) Then keep your PCGA-BP2NX Li-Ion battery together with your VAIO notebook, and plug in for another 2 hours. c) Remove the power cord, and use your VAIO laptop with the BP2NX battery until your laptop fall asleep because of low power. d) Turn off your Sony VAIO computer, and not to turn on it again at least in the following 5 hours e) Plug your VAIO laptop with the power adapter again and fully charge it. f)... Continue reading
OEM Battery Part#: PCGA-BP2NY Type: Li-Ion Battery Voltage: 14.4/14.8V Capacity: 4400mAh Compatibility: Sony VAIO PCG-FR130, VAIO PCG-FR33, VAIO PCG-FR55, VAIO PCG-FR77, VAIO PCG-FR800, PCG-GRS150, PCG-GRS500, PCG-GRT52E, PCG-GRT99/P, VAIO PCG-GRV670, PCG-GRX550, PCG-GRX690, VAIO PCG-GRX707, PCG-GRZ615G, PCG-K27, PCG-K33, PCG-K35, PCG-K115B, VAIO PCG-NV55, PCG-NV77BP, PCG-NV90, PCG-NV99E/B, PCG-NV105, PCG-NV170, PCG-NV190, PCG-NV200, PCG-NV205, PCG-NVPPBP, VAIO PCG-NVR23, VAIO VGN-K30, VGN-K30B, VGN-K31, VGN-K31B, VGN-K50B, VGN-K70B, VGN-K71B…… It is convenient to have a Sony VAIO PCG-FR33 or PCG-GRX550 laptop since the 14.1 inch screen is not too small, and the size will not be too big to carry. Therefore, they are ideal to work as a desktop and also a good choice to become your portable device. The same with the laptop itself, the PCG-FR33 battery and PCG-GRX550 battery do not weigh as much as laptop batteries for 15 inch or 17 inch laptop computers. If your Sony laptop is to replace your desktop, and you always plug-in with a power adapter, you have to remove your PCGA BP2NY from your laptop first, and store it in a dry and warm place to keep its good performance. Before taking it off your laptop, it’s better to charge the PCGA-BP2NY notebook battery at 40-50% full. After remove the battery,... Continue reading
The Acer TravelMate 4000 ac adapter is used to recharge the battery in a Acer TravelMate notebook and to provide dependable power for operating the notebook for long periods of time. If an power adapter fails it will not recharge the battery and it will not provide power to operate the laptop without a battery. You can Testing an Laptop AC Power Adapter first to see if it's defective. If it is time to get a new adapter for the travelmate computer, here is the Basics when Looking for a new one: Output Specs Voltage and milli-Amps(current) Regulated /Un-Regulate Connector plug size/Output Polarity Step 1. Determine the desired output specs of the AC adapter. For Travelmate 4000, the output current is 3.42A and output voltage is 19V. This can usually be found on the old adapter, the electronic device, or the instruction manual of the electronic device. When selecting an adapter, you will want to match the voltage & current as closely as possible. If an exact match is not available, as the excess voltage could damage the electronic device, it is better to to choose a new adapter having the same voltage and higher current than the specifications require.... Continue reading
How long have you used the Sony VAIO PCG-Z1 battery ? How much time do you think your PCG Z1 battery can last? Have you ever been aware of that your PCG-Z1 battery life is significantly declined and it cannot hold as much capacity as a new battery? It’s a fact that just like other Sony laptop batteries, Sony VAIO PCG-Z1 laptop battery has a limited lifespan, but actually if you can maintain it properly, it always can be extended. Just follow the following points to get the most use of your VAIO PCG Z1 Li-Ion battery. 1) If you do not need to use your PCG Z1 laptop battery for a long while, removing it from your VAIO PCG-Z1 and do not make it soiled since soiling might make your battery no longer functional at peak capabilities. To prevent from the problem of a soiled laptop battery, you can rub down your battery with a cotton swab and Isopropyl alcohol. When cleaning the connectors, please use a dry cloth with Isopropyl alcohol, then the connection between the Sony laptop and the laptop battery will be good. After cleaning the PCG Z1 battery, you should store it in a dry... Continue reading
The laptop power cord is plugged but the HP Pavilion DV4000 goes dead? This happens all the time. The very first thing you need to check is the LEDs light of the power cord. Led is normal on power cords to show the status of the part. The HP Pavilion DV4000 AC adapter might be defective if if the LED of the ac adpater is not lit and the cord is firmly seated in both the transformer and the wall outlet. If that's the case, what to do if the AC Adapter does not work? Here are the steps for you to follow and verify where the problem is. (Please note that this also works for Dell PA-10 AC Adapter and other laptop adaptors) Verify that the AC adapter brick is receiving power. Shut down the laptop and unplug the adapter from the system first and then from the power socket. Wait 5 seconds. Plug the adapter directly into the wall socket, bypassing surge protectors, UPS units, or extension cords. The DV4000 adapter LED should produce a steady green light. If you do not get a green light, try the adapter in another wall outlet in another room or verify... Continue reading
As a rechargeable Li-Ion laptop battery, Sony VAIO PCG-V505 battery gradually loses its ability to hold a full charge like that it is a whole new battery, and when the PCG V505 battery is charged, it takes less time to go from 0 to 80% than from 80% to 100%. Do you know why? Here are some interesting and important things for you to know your laptop battery better. a) How long does a Sony VAIO PCG V505 laptop battery last? Typically, just like IBM Thinkpad T60 Battery and other laptop batteries, a Sony PCG-V505 battery can hold 300 – 400 charge cycles. A charge cycle means using and recharging 100% of battery capacity. b) Why does the Sony PCG-V505 battery hold less capacity after being used for a period? The electrons flow between the anode and the cathode when you are using your laptop battery. After using the battery time after time, the lithium gets bound up on one side or the other, and the electrons cannot be efficiently moved anymore. c) Why does the last 10% battery charge take longer time than that charging the first 90%? Because when the battery is low, we need it to be... Continue reading
The Lenovo sports on CES 2010, the IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook, which is coming this summer, has a detachable screen and basically gives us two computers rolled into one. You can quickly and easily switch between a laptop computer to a multi touch slate tablet. By using Lenovo’s switch technology, you will see a user being able to harmonyly jump from notebook mode to multi-touch tablet and then synchronize back again to work as one – sharing battery and processing power, 3G wireless as well as documents and data. In terms of battery life, Lenovo estimates that in laptop mode, the IdeaPad U1 battery should get you around 8 hours. When using in tablet mode that number drops to 5 hours but includes 3G web-surfing (6 hours without 3G). Lenovo Ideapad U1 If you need batteries for lenovo laptop, laptoptraveller.com has full line of lenovo power accessories for you to choose: Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Battery IBM 40Y7001 Battery IBM Thinkpad R40 Battery Lenovo IdeaPad U330 AC Adapter Continue reading
The Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is a decent consumer level notebook featuring a bright screen, switchable graphics, a thin form factor, and light weight. The U330 is a strong candidate against currently available 13.3″ Dell, Apple, and Sony notebooks, especially at the $1,000 price point. See the testing result below. Synthetic Benchmarks: Notebook / CPUwPrime 32M timeLenovo IdeaPad U330 (Core 2 Duo P7350 @ 2.00GHz)39.281sHP Pavilion HDX18 (Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.8GHz)27.416sAcer Aspire 6920 (Core 2 Duo T5750 @ 2.0GHz)44.457sHP Pavilion HDX (2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, Windows Vista 64)28.978sLenovo ThinkPad SL400 (Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2.26GHz)34.628sHP Pavilion dv5z (Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 @ 2.1GHz)39.745sDell Inspiron 1525 (Core 2 Duo T7250 @ 2.0GHz)43.569sDell XPS M1530 (Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)37.485sHP Pavilion dv6500z (Turion 64 X2 TL-60 @ 2.0GHz)40.759sSony VAIO NR (Core 2 Duo T5250 @ 1.5GHz)58.233sToshiba Tecra A9 (Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)38.343sToshiba Tecra M9 (Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)37.299sHP Compaq 6910p (Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2GHz)40.965sSony VAIO TZ (Core 2 Duo U7600 @ 1.20GHz)76.240sLenovo T61 (Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)37.705sHP Pavilion dv6000z (Turion X2 TL-60 @ 2.0GHz)38.720s wPrime comparison results (lower scores means better performance): NotebookPCMark05 ScoreLenovo Ideapad U330 (2.00GHz Intel Core... Continue reading
Sony PCGA-Bp2V Battery is made up of Li-Ion cells and is rechargeable via AC adapters. It’s easy to pop the PCGA BP2V battery in and out Sony VAIO PCG-V505 series laptops that it’s convenient to replace the laptop battery as long as we have a spare battery with us. But since extra batteries are bulky, and you have to shut down the notebook before replacing the battery, is a high capacity PCGA-BP2V laptop battery better? Actually, it depends on your demand to decide which battery is right to us. The points below are for you to know what you really need. a. How Much Battery Life Do You Need? If you plan to use your VAIO PCG-V505 notebook away from your desk, you will want a PCG-V505 laptop battery replacement with a bare minimum of three hours of endurance (with four to five hours being preferable), because even when carrying a notebook around the home or office, being chained to an outlet is extremely inconvenient. If you use your PCG-V505 in public places (coffee shops, outdoors, planes, etc.), you want a minimum of four and a half hours of endurance (with six or more hours preferred). b. How Much Battery... Continue reading
The Sony VGP-BPS2 battery (for Sony VAIO VGN-S series, VAIO FS series, VAIO VGN-FJ, and VAIO VGN-SZ series laptops) is a Li-Ion laptop battery. Li-Ion batteries can be charged around 500-600 times, and the shelf life is about 4-5 years; besides, they have 1% self-discharge rate and must be charged at least every 1-2 months. Generally, a Sony VGP-BPS2 battery can last 2-4 years depending on how frequently it is charged and discharged. If you travel and use your Sony laptop with VGP-BPS2 battery a lot, the battery may die in few years. To get the most use of your VGP-BPS2 laptop battery, you have to take care of it as the following: a. Always use your Sony laptop on a hard surface. When your Sony laptop is sitting on a soft surface, your notebook computer fan cannot circulate the air properly, and your laptop might be overheated. It will shorten the VGP BPS2 battery life since heat is one of the biggest obstacles to laptop battery life longevity. b. Full charge cycles are needed. As we mentioned above, Li-Ion batteries can be charged 500-600 times, we have to fully charged the Sony VAIO VGP-BPS2 battery whenever we charge it... Continue reading
For some laptop systems, the laptop manufacturers, such as Fujitsu & Dell, offer a battery that can be used in the modular bay (optical drive media bay such as DVD/CD drive bay) to extend your notebook’s battery life over the single battery configuration. This enables the use of two batteries for a laptop and potentially extends the available run time. If a secondary modular bay battery is installed, it will be used first, and then the system automatically switches to the primary battery. This is a deliberate design to allow the most amount of run time to remain in the primary battery in case the modular bay battery is removed and replaced with an optical drive. ================================== This is a 48 WHr 6-Cell Secondary Modular Bay Battery for Dell. Dell 4R084 Secondary Modular Bay Battery Product Specifications: Part#: Dell 4R084 (Secondary Modular Bay Battery) Rating: 11.1V Capacity: 48 Whr Size: 5.17″ x 5.66″ x 0.57″ Color: Grey Technology: Lithium-Ion Dell Part Numbers: 312-0102, 312-0085, 4R084, 5P171, 0M787, 7P806, 9X001, 312-0069, 312-0122, 310-4345, 310-9124. Compatible Models Dell Inspiron 500m Dell Inspiron 600m Dell Inspiron 8500 Dell Inspiron 8600 Dell Latitude ATG D620 Dell Latitude D500 Dell Latitude D510 Dell Latitude D520... Continue reading
Laptop batteries, such as Sony VGP BPS2 battery (battery for Sony VAIO VGN-S/FS/FJ/SZ series notebooks), as we know are battery packs made with several battery cells. If our laptop battery does not work and we would like to repair it, we can find a cell replacing service that only cost around $20-$40. It looks very worth since a new original laptop batteries always make you spend a lot. Take Sony VGP-BPS2A Li-Ion laptop battery for example, if you purchase a Genuine OEM item, you have to pay at least $150 for it. But is it really good to change battery cells? It’s very simple to change battery cells because there are just some series and parallel battery cells inside the laptop battery. However, the battery protection board cannot be replaced. The battery protection board in a Sony VGN BPS2 laptop battery is added secret information when it’s in the factory, and so is every laptop battery. Whenever replacing battery cells, it needs appropriate debugging shield of protection features so that the replacement of battery won’t be failed. Besides, if we only replace some battery cells, there will be internal resistance between new and old battery cells. The resistance will make... Continue reading