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Charging is a problem,
This review is from: Pavilion g7-2200 g7-2240us C2M31UA Notebook (Personal Computers)
The g7 is a nice unit but many seem to have a system flaw which causes the charging system to cut out when it's been used in portable mode and then re-connected to AC power. The battery message is "xx% remaining; plugged in, not charging".
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2012 9:46:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2012 9:47:24 PM PST
China Dreamer says:
Some laptops have specific settings to prevent overcharging/overheating. Usually it is set to 80%, 60%, and 50%. Check battery settings to find out if that is the case. This would explain why it is not charging - portable mode settings could be only 50%, and therefore anything above causes the laptop not to charge. The BEST way to EXTEND battery life is this: letting the charge go to 0% before charging, and charging it to 100% and immediately stops (to prevent overheating and shortening the life of the battery), and let to go down to 0% again before charging. Otherwise, repeated cycling of partial charge and discharge simply shortens battery life, and wearing it out much sooner than the ideal number of full charge and discharge cyles a battery is capable of.
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