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Help me figure out this strange laptop battery behavior.

Help me figure out this strange laptop battery behavior. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Nov 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Car battery woes

My relatively new car battery (~1 yo) seems to be giving me some troubles. Is this a sign of a weak battery or something more serious? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I get a new battery or a new laptop?

Should I buy a new laptop battery or a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Four Years of Dedicated Service

Powerbook G4 (hardware?) woes, followed by death of battery LEDs. [more inside]
posted by Monstrous Moonshine on Nov 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me avoid laptop death!

My computer is flaking out on me (perhaps due to my NVIDIA driver?). I can't get it to a tech support place until Thanksgiving! Help! [more inside]
posted by karyotypical on Oct 11, 2008 - 9 answers

why yes, I do intend to wear them.

Looking for battery operated Christmas/LED lights with the smallest possible battery pack. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Sep 29, 2008 - 8 answers

How accurate is this dashboard light?

The "battery not charging" light on my dash went on; the mechanic told me I need a new alternator. Now the "battery not charging" light has turned itself off again. Does this mean my battery is, in fact, charging? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Sep 26, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I prevent my car battery from being stolen?

I live in a busy downtown area with street cleaning every other night. As such, I am required to move the car each night, and sometimes end up parking it on a street that is notorious for car theft/etc. Lately, somebody has been somehow popping my hood, wrenching off the battery cover, and stealing my car battery. [more inside]
posted by prior on Sep 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Can I charge a digital camera battery from America in a different country?

Can I charge a digital camera battery from America in a different country? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Sep 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Do I really have to shut off the ac in the car?

My girlfriend swears that you have to shut off the AC and then the fan and then the car. Otherwise, you kill the battery AND hurt the AC. Is any of this true? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Sep 20, 2008 - 31 answers

square peg, round hole

i may have injured the electrical system on my motorcycle. [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Sep 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Battery takes charge, but won't work!@#$

Dell battery may be dead, or maybe it's software. I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by yazi on Sep 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Battery problems: my fault or the car's?

Dead battery--is there a problem with my car? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Sep 13, 2008 - 12 answers

Why Do 9v Batteries Suck?

So the modern practical uses for these are in guitar effects, alarm clocks, and smoke detectors. leave your effects on and they die in a couple of hours. as a backup to your alarm clock, it dies in four or five hours (not even powering the LCD). i have no idea how long these things last in a smoke detector, but my guess is the next housefire and i'm a dead man. why do these batteries suck so bad? why do we still use them? why hasn't science come up with anything better?
posted by camdan on Sep 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Too flat too soon, too bad?

How long does your iphone (3G) battery last? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Sep 9, 2008 - 24 answers

How to remove a stuck battery cap from a Mag-Lite?

The battery cap on my Mag-Lite is stuck. Any ideas as to how to remove it? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Sep 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Why won't my car start?

Why won't my car start? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Aug 20, 2008 - 25 answers

Deep Woods Rockin'

I'm looking for a simple "let's listen to music while we're camping far away from our cars" power solution. [more inside]
posted by Overzealous on Aug 12, 2008 - 19 answers

What battery do I need?

Googlefu = fail. Answer not in owners manual. What is the cold cranking amps rating for the battery which is recommended for the 2002 Nissan Sentra SER Spec V, 2.5 L. Or alternatively, what battery do I need to buy. [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Aug 2, 2008 - 10 answers

What's mah mAH?

I need to buy a new battery for my Dell Inspiron 6000, and I've found two options: A and B. Obviously A is more expensive, but it has a higher mAH. I by default prefer the longest battery life possible, but I also don't know jack about laptop batteries. Searching the google has given me only whiffs and bits of information. Tell me hive, is 8000mAH better than 6600mAH enough to warrant $20 more? What can I expect from each, very roughly, in terms of hours of continuous use between charges? Also, feel free to inform me that A and/or B are terrible sites I should not buy from.
posted by ictow on Jul 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Year old Macbook running extra hot/battery draining fast. Help

Year old Macbook running extra hot/battery draining fast. Help [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Jul 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Life Expectancy Of A Cell Phone Battery

Could someone give me a rough estimate on how long I can expect my cell phone battery to last. I am sure there is a wide variance, but I am just looking for an average life expectancy. I use it every day and charge it in the evening. I use it approximately 3 hours a week. Thanks in advance.
posted by Mckoan1 on Jul 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Modifying electronics.

I bought the POWER TOUR Amp and it's really awesome. However I want to modify it and I don't know much at all about electronics. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Jul 5, 2008 - 8 answers

What battery does the Robin's Egg Vibrator use?

What battery does the Robin's Egg Wireless Vibrator use? If anyone knows the type of batteries in its remote, then even better. For reference, this is the most comprehensive list of batteries I know of. Thanks!
posted by harwons on Jul 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Will a universal Craftsman charger work with my 15.6V drill?

Will a universal Craftsman charger work with my 15.6V drill? [more inside]
posted by ets960 on Jul 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Why is ther no bat-acitor (hybrid battery/capacitor)?

Why is there no bat-acitor? (hybrid battery/capacity w/best of both) Is there some limitation in physics, chemistry, materials, etc. that prevents it, or has it just not been invented yet? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jun 10, 2008 - 24 answers

Is it my iBook battery or something more sinister?

iBook G4 battery is out of juice. Computer won't start up... even when AC adapter is plugged in. Is there something else going on? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jun 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Watts a volt, anyway?

Can anyone help me figure out what kind of power source I need for my outdoor art project? [more inside]
posted by xo on Jun 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Vaio gives "system timer error"

My laptop gives a "system timer error" and so I probably need some guidance in replacing my laptop's CMOS battery [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jun 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Where can I get a cheap(er) battery for my aging 2 year old Macbook?

Where can I get a cheap(er) battery for my aging 2 year old Macbook? I have tried Apple, but the price is pretty steep! I'm in Australia (Sydney specifically), if that makes a difference.
posted by ranglin on May 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Help with Battery Backup

Does anyone know where I can find the operating software and a manual for an HP Powerwise 2100 Battery Backup? APC bought HP's battery backups unit in 1994, but this unit seems to work great. I want to control it from my PC but have no software and no instructions. I've visited all of the manual sites and software download sites I can think of.
posted by CollectiveMind on May 27, 2008 - 1 answer

How to get an Alesis Micron to run on batteries?

Is there any way to modify or use an external part to get an Alesis Micron to run on batteries? [more inside]
posted by Mali on May 16, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I buy the right laptop battery when all the sites tell me I need something different?

Help my buy a new laptop battery! [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on May 10, 2008 - 7 answers

mp3 player with user-replaceable battery?

Is there an mp3 player with a user-replaceable battery? [more inside]
posted by zippy on May 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Charge me (and my batteries) up

I am charging at least 20, but up to 30 electronic components. Each will draw 300mA at 5-7VDC. What sort of power supply do I need? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on May 1, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I fix my VW golf stereo?

How to unlock my VW golf car stereo? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Apr 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Is my off-brand laptop battery toast?

My new off-brand laptop battery (Dell Latitude X1) suddenly stopped working after about three weeks of use. The BIOS says "The system could not communicate with this battery," and Windows says "No battery detected." Is there anything I can do besides shell out for an OEM battery? Is there any way to reset the internal electronics in the battery itself? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Apr 7, 2008 - 2 answers

MacBook Battery Problems

Two, almost certainly related problems: My MacBook has taken to turning itself off while still showing as having a high battery charge. It has turned itself off while showing it at 36 minutes of battery time left. coconutBattery says that my current battery capacity is only at 54% of the original. Anything I can or should do about this? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Apr 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Don't make me call CarTalk.

Help with my friend's car trouble... [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Mar 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Folding@Home and nowhere else

I want to run Folding@Home on my MacBook Pro, but I want it to only fold while plugged in. Is there a way I can do this? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Help with Palm V

I've recently bought a old Palm V with OS 3.1. I like its elegance, simplicity and feel. I'm not interested in the email function, but I see there are upgrades available. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Why is my cell phone battery BEING like this?

Why did my cell phone battery start dying after a few hours? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Mar 10, 2008 - 10 answers

How to freplace dead battery in sump pump?

Clueless homeowner question: Our sump pump (which has a battery for backup) is beeping and blinking, telling me to replace the battery. It looks like a car battery, but my son (he who knows how stuff works) is away ay school. What kind of battery do I get? Where do I get it? And, most scary, how do I (safely) unhook the old one and replace it with the new one. Don't assume I have even the most basic skills or knowledge.
posted by mmf on Mar 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Did I Ruin my Jeep's battery by adding oil?!

Jeep Repair: I have a 97 Grand Cherokee (actually, the badge reads "Cheeroke" for undetermined reasons). I performed some recent seemingly-unrelated maintainence./ Why isn't it starting?! [more inside]
posted by hoborg on Feb 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Can I fit a bigger battery in my UPS?

Can I fit a bigger battery in this UPS? [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Feb 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Turn the radio off, you may be wasting my gas!

Do electrical devices running on your car's electrical system affect gas mileage? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Feb 7, 2008 - 18 answers

Does leaving a lithium-ion batter in a charger shorten its life?

Does leaving a lithium-ion batter in a charger shorten its life? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Feb 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Am I saving a ton of cash by using Starbucks' power?

How much money am I costing, say, Starbucks if I charge my laptop there every day? [more inside]
posted by terceiro on Jan 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Car Wont Start

My Car wont start, It just clicks when i try and eventually stops doing anything! [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Jan 19, 2008 - 22 answers

NiMH AA and AAA batteries are 1.2V?

What's the deal with NiMH AA and AAA batteries being 1.2V? [more inside]
posted by knave on Jan 11, 2008 - 32 answers

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