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How to check laptop battery health?

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  • Started 5 years ago by coffeegeek54
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coffeegeek54
Posts: 14

I just replaced my laptop battery for Dell D410 Y6142. What would be the appropriate steps to check the battery health of this 'new' battery which was purchased on eBay? Thank you.. Windows XP SP3

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LH
Posts: 20002

All you can really do is, charge it up and use it. It will need a few discharges and recharges before it comes upto maximum performance.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

coffeegeek54,

There is an old assembler program that will discharge batteries really fast but not sure one would want to use it with newer batteries so won't post it.

Agree with LH.

Regards,
Rick P.

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coffeegeek54
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I was under the impression that I could go into BIOS to see some details. You recommend full charge, full discharge a few times? Thank you.

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