Sony laptop battery

Sony laptop battery

Post by » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 06:28:50


My 9 month old e-series Sony Vaio has a problem with the battery. When
left SWITCHED OFF for 3 weeks the battery is flat. The battery is now
reporting a degredation in the charging ability and Sony want me to buy a
new one for 18. Aparently, batteries are consumables. This laptop has
been rarely used in 9 months, on average only a couple of times a month.
There are other reports of Sony laptop batteries losing charge when
switched off, but Sony won't do anything about it.
I was going to buy another laptop this month, but it won't be a Sony now.

Don't buy Sony laptops unless you are prepared to buy a battery every year.

Oh and have read that the Sony BIOS checks if it is a genuine Sony battery
and it won't boot if it's not. If true, you can't buy a cheap replacement
battery.

Don't buy Sony laptops.
 
 
 

Sony laptop battery

Post by Bob Vill » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:44:03

On Feb 20, 3:28m, "D@ve Pr1ce" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


I doubt with the age of yours that is would check the battery. You
could look here: http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

Sony laptop battery

Post by Roy » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:11:40

On Feb 21, 5:28m, "D@ve Pr1ce" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Not often, .....have two vaio with still intact battery( factory
placed) and still in working condition.....
 
 
 

Sony laptop battery

Post by Ron » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:37:22

On Feb 20, 1:28m, "D@ve Pr1ce" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

> new one for 18. parently, batteries are consumables. his laptop has >> been rarely used in 9 months, on average only a couple of times a month. gt; > There are other reports of Sony laptop batteries losing charge when> > switched off, but Sony won't do anything about it.> > I was going to buy another laptop this month, but it won't be a Sony now.> >> > Don't buy Sony laptops unless you are prepared to buy a battery every year.> >> > Oh and have read that the Sony BIOS checks if it is a genuine Sony battery> > and it won't boot if it's not. f true, you can't buy a cheap replacement> > battery.> >> > Don't buy Sony laptops.

Okay, here's something from back in the day when electronics was
something more than rampant consumerism: batteries have a thing called
"memory effect" or just plain memory. Which means that they can be
charged and discharged-- cycled-- but if you don't completely
discharge them they never reach their fulll potential again. If your
battery has any charge at all, it's not completely dead.

Before having a fit over Sony's business practices, try finding a
battery charger that will eleminate the memory effect. Once upon a
time there were charges that conditioned the batteries buy completely
discharging them and started a whole new charge cycle that eliminated
the memory problem and conditioned the battery back to a working
condition.

If you can find such a charger, it may not be cheaper than buying a
new battery but you can use it to reduce the number of new batteries
you may have to buy down to just one-- well, at least for a whle. No
battery lasts forever. ;-)

Ron
 
 
 

Sony laptop battery

Post by BillW5 » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:37:14

In

Ron typed on Sat, 26 Feb 2011 14:37:22 -0800 (PST):


That is true of Ni-Cad batteries of having a memory effect, but not true
of Ni-MH, lead-acid, or lithium batteries. Although they do recommend
doing this on lithium batteries too, but it has nothing to do with the
memory effect. Although what it does do is to recalibrate the true
battery capacity. And you only have to do this if the laptop shuts down
before it is set to shutdown. Some makes and models you never have to do
this and some you do. As it depends on the method the battery uses to
learn the true capacity. As some methods works better than others.

--
Bill
Gateway M465e ('06 era)
Centrino Core Duo 1.83G - 2GB - Windows XP SP3
 
 
 

Sony laptop battery

Post by » Sun, 03 Apr 2011 06:01:46

Ron < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



>> me to buy a new one for 18. parently, batteries are consumables. >>> his lapt >> op has >>> been rarely used in 9 months, on average only a couple of times a >>> month. >> gt;>>> There are other reports of Sony laptop batteries losing charge when>>>> switched off, but Sony won't do anything about it.>>>> I was going to buy another laptop this month, but it won't be a Sony>>>> now. >>>>>>>> Don't buy Sony laptops unless you are prepared to buy a battery every>>>> yea > > r.>>>>>>>> Oh and have read that the Sony BIOS checks if it is a genuine Sony>>>> batter > > y>>>> and it won't boot if it's not. f true, you can't buy a cheap>>>> replacem > > ent>>>> battery.>>>>>>>> Don't buy Sony laptops.> > > > Okay, here's something from back in the day when electronics was> > something more than rampant consumerism: batteries have a thing called> > "memory effect" or just plain memory. Which means that they can be> > charged and discharged-- cycled-- but if you don't completely> > discharge them they never reach their fulll potential again. If your> > battery has any charge at all, it's not completely dead.> > > > Before having a fit over Sony's business practices, try finding a> > battery charger that will eleminate the memory effect. Once upon a> > time there were charges that conditioned the batteries buy completely> > discharging them and started a whole new charge cycle that eliminated> > the memory problem and conditioned the battery back to a working> > condition.> > > > If you can find such a charger, it may not be cheaper than buying a> > new battery but you can use it to reduce the number of new batteries> > you may have to buy down to just one-- well, at least for a whle. No> > battery lasts forever. ;-)> > > > Ron> > > >

OK - lesson one - Lithium ion batteries don't have the SAME memory effects
that the Nickel metal hydrides did/do.

I have never seen a laptop battery charger that isn't part of an actual
laptop, but I think you have missed the point of the post or don't
understand it.

Nine months for a rechargeable L-ion battery that has hardly been used and
was in a switched-off laptop all that time is not good enough, period.