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Michael Knutson
07-15-2011, 09:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://lifehacker.com/5820813/what-should-i-do-when-my-laptop-doesnt-last-as-long-as-it-used-to' target='_blank'>http://lifehacker.com/5820813/what-...g-as-it-used-to</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Dear Lifehacker, My laptop battery doesn't last very long anymore. How can I tell what's going on or wrong with it and if it needs replacing? Thanks, Need a Battery Boost"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1310761555.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>A very good article on how to eke out a bit more life from an elderly laptop battery. Some procedures are covered, and some utilities (free and paid) are discussed for both Windows and Mac OS X. Starting with "Testing and Monitoring Your Battery," it moves to "What To Look For," and finished with "Recalibrating Your Battery" and "Maximizing Your Battery Life." Both of my Macs are pretty new, but my old Dell D430 needs some battery help, so this is a very helpful article for me!</p>