Dell 700m Battery Won't Charge Past 78%

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  1. ChampionSpellor

    ChampionSpellor New Member

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    WTF? :ugh:

    It's been a year since I bought it so it's no longer under warranty :wtc:
    Any other way how to fix it?
     
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    You could recalibrate your battery so the computer knows how much charge it REALLY holds. The method is different for every brand of computer, so you'll have to check the manual. Also, NEVER drain lithium batteries down past 20%, because completely draining them causes crystals to grow inside the battery and short the + and - terminals to each other. When that happens, the battery is toast. Same with car batteries, FYI.
     

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