Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

dead battery


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Metallica

Metallica

    Spyware Veteran

  • GeekU Moderator
  • 31,676 posts
Hi all,

I have a Compaq NX7400 here that is extremely slow at times.
The battery is practically dead. Highest I have seen it is at 5%
Question is. Can the bad performance be caused by the fact that the battery is a goner, even when it is on normal power supply?

In other words, do I replace the battery and everything should be fine, or is there reason to have a closer look?

Thanks as always,

Pieter
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
bdlt

bdlt

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 875 posts
the battery could be loading down the power supply.

here's one test:
can you completely remove or disconnect the battery? if so, try running without it. if it's still slow, then it wasn't the battery.
  • 0

#3
Metallica

Metallica

    Spyware Veteran

  • Topic Starter
  • GeekU Moderator
  • 31,676 posts
I'll give it a go. :)

Thanks.

Found replacement battery for € 90
I think that's reasonable, right?
  • 0

#4
The Admiral

The Admiral

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 1,067 posts
I think that's reasonable. Most of Dell's batteries run between $200 and $300 USD.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP