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BATTERY REPLACEMENT

LAPTOP / MACBOOK / TABLET NOT KEEPING CHARGE?

NO POWER?

There are many reasons why a laptop/MacBook or tablet won't keep charge, but a complete loss of power is not the worst-case scenario. There is a chance that your laptop/MacBook/tablet isn't keeping charge because of a serious issue, but it's unlikely. In most cases the Battery may just require replacing.

HERE'S WHAT WE'LL DO

Problem diagnosis

Fixed quotation prepared

Replacement battery ordered

Replacement battery installation

Functionality test

BATTERY REPLACEMENT

Faulty/old batteries can cause laptops/MacBooks & tablets not to keep charge. Even if it appears that your laptop/MacBook/tablet is receiving power, lights are on, fans are running or even if it powers on for just a moment this can be caused by a faulty battery.

WAYS TO GET YOUR BATTERY REPLACED

INSTORE - £40.00 (excl. battery)

Bring your laptop/MacBook/tablet instore and we will install a new battery and then contact you when it’s ready for collection.

COLLECTION - £65.00 (excl. battery)

We can collect your laptop/MacBook/tablet install a new battery and then contact you to arrange a suitable time to return it.

ONSITE - £85.00 (excl. battery)

We will come to you and carry out the service for a fixed cost at your home or workplace.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does a replacement laptop battery last?

All rechargeable batteries wear out with time and usage. As time and cumulative use increase, the performance will degrade.

For the typical user, noticeable reduction in run time generally will be observed after 18 to 24 months. For a power user, reduction in run time generally may be experienced within 18 months. We recommend buying a new laptop battery when the run time does not meet your needs.

When should I consider replacing the battery?

All rechargeable batteries wear out with time and usage. As time and cumulative use increase, the performance will degrade.

For the typical user, noticeable reduction in run time generally will be observed after 18 to 24 months. For a power user, reduction in run time generally may be experienced within 18 months. We recommend buying a new laptop battery when the run time does not meet your needs.

Can a laptop battery be overcharged?

No, laptops are designed to stop charging the battery when it reaches full charge. Once the battery is fully charged, the laptop will continue to use power from the AC adapter.

What is the right way to charge a new laptop battery?

When you get a new laptop or new laptop battery, proper charging, discharging, usage and storage will allow you to maximise your battery’s life. Before even powering up your laptop for the first time, it is important to know just how to care for your battery in order to get the most out it for as long as you can.

Charge & Discharge
The first thing you should do with your new laptop is to let the battery completely drain (5%) before you recharge it. Letting the battery completely drain by using it without AC power, and then recharging it to 100 percent before using it again, helps to establish memory within the battery regarding how much of a charge can be held. Do this for at least the first two times when using your laptop on battery power, and repeat as often as you can to get the most out of your battery.

Storage
If you plan to use your laptop as a desktop most of the time it is worth taking the battery out of your laptop and use only AC power. Only put the battery in and charge it whenever you plan on moving the laptop and using it without AC power, because if you leave your laptop plugged in 24/7 the battery rarely gets a chance to discharge, so it loses its capacity to hold a charge. Charge the battery before moving your laptop, and discharge it completely before recharging again, if you can.

Temperature & Climate
One of the main causes of battery failure is overheating. You can avoid overheating by using cooling pads and not placing your laptop on soft surfaces like pillows and blankets. Some batteries are actually designed to sense if they are getting too warm and simply will not charge if they are, so it is in your interest to keep your battery cool. Dust getting into the laptop and clogging the cooling fan can also cause overheating problems, so try to keep the area around your laptop clean. Of course, leaving your laptop in your car where it can become excessively hot can also cause problems, so avoid that as well.

Power Settings
It is also a good idea to check your computers Power Settings in Control Panel and dim your computer’s display, adjust the timeout settings for your display to turn off and for your laptop to sleep, and see if any advanced settings can be changed to really extend your battery life as far as you can.