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    I've got a message pop up from windows 7 saying I should consider replacing my battery. I've only had my laptop for 2 years and I don't know why it's dying, I think it may be because I occasionally use it on my lap causing it to overheat. Is there anyway I can save it and restore it back to normal or is it dead now?
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    Batteries over time lose their ability to hold charge. This is typical of pretty much all rechargeable batteries. You have two choices really.

    1) Carry on regardless - you'll have ****e battery life and annoying popups, but if you're always near a power source it'll be no problem.
    2) Buy a new battery
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Batteries over time lose their ability to hold charge. This is typical of pretty much all rechargeable batteries. You have two choices really.

    1) Carry on regardless - you'll have ****e battery life and annoying popups, but if you're always near a power source it'll be no problem.
    2) Buy a new battery
    's about it, yeah. My battery life is literally about 2 minutes, after which it just turns off. So I just keep it plugged in 24/7 (not much of a laptop anymore )
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    (Original post by SmileyGurl13)
    I've got a message pop up from windows 7 saying I should consider replacing my battery. I've only had my laptop for 2 years and I don't know why it's dying, I think it may be because I occasionally use it on my lap causing it to overheat. Is there anyway I can save it and restore it back to normal or is it dead now?
    Battery life degrades over time, they have a certain limit to how many times you charge it.....so either keep going and using it even with the plug in, or eventually get a new laptop battery.
    That's why you are supposed to take the charger out the moment it gets to 100% charge.

    Do expect the battery prices to vary and make sure it comes with some sort of warranty.
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    Mine too, it's a 2 year old dell, even though my dad and brother have had theirs for 5-6 years and haven't needed to replace the batteries. It's going to PC world this evening though as it also keeps failing to start up.
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    (Original post by Persephone9)
    Mine too, it's a 2 year old dell, even though my dad and brother have had theirs for 5-6 years and haven't needed to replace the batteries. It's going to PC world this evening though as it also keeps failing to start up.
    don't get ripped off
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    My battery needs replacing too as mine never holds charge anymore.

    Could someone recommend me good places to buy from? I've seen some cheap ones online but I obviously don't want to get ripped off with a dodgy or fake product. Getting a genuine one from HP will cost me just over a hundred quid for a battery (with three year warrenty) but if I can, i'd much rather pay less! Help?
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    (Original post by .Scout.)
    My battery needs replacing too as mine never holds charge anymore.

    Could someone recommend me good places to buy from? I've seen some cheap ones online but I obviously don't want to get ripped off with a dodgy or fake product. Getting a genuine one from HP will cost me just over a hundred quid for a battery (with three year warrenty) but if I can, i'd much rather pay less! Help?
    Theres really not many genuine battery suppliers other than the manufacturers. The other obvoius place is to go to eBay but 90% of the choices will be 3rd party batteries. I recently bought 3rd party one for my dad's HP 6735s, seems to run fine tbh - just careful on the seller's reputation/see how many of that battery has been bought by others.

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