If you are experiencing any troubles with your laptop’s battery or you have recently found it overheating, it is time to take some measures. This article will provide you with certain ideas you can apply to it and troubleshoot your device effectively.
Issues with battery
Over the years of use or some other reason, battery may get swollen. At first it is quite common to notice it. You won’t even know that it happened. Here are some of the symptoms you want to look for, The laptop won’t sit flat on a flat surface, Screen won’t completely close down. There are issues with keyboard and touchpad, trouble removing or inserting the battery. Eventually the devices case may deform in such case, the laptop is screaming to take care of it.
Batteries are usually designed to handle a little swelling but this leads to the risk of getting punctured. A punctured or leaked batter is one of the most dangerous thing to keep around. They become explosive and if the battery acid come into contact with anyone, they will be burned plus, hazardous for the air and environment. In such case you want to contact the local e-waste recycling or disposal site.
If you have a battery that won’t charge up, it could be due to two common thing. The battery might have been fried or the AC adapter is malfunctioned or something like that. The solution to this is to replace the battery and see how it goes. If the new batter works fine, there is the solution. On the other hand, try running the laptop plugged-in, if it runs well, nothing is wrong with the AC adapter. If it won’t run, you have a bad AC adapter. In such case , just replace the adapter.
Short battery lifespan is basically quite straight forward. The reason is it simply outlived its lifespan and done its job. In that case you will have to replace the battery. Other thing you want to investigate is, if any applications or hardware are drawing too much energy from the battery. You might want to optimize your battery and performance in such case.
Overheating is one of the most common issue every laptop user faces to some degree. While, a longer period of work on a laptop may heat it up to some extent but if the device is getting hotter than usual, you have serious issue that you need to look at.
In this case, you need to determine which part of the device is hot to your touch. This will give you important clues. If any part of the device feels incredibly hot, put the laptop aside right away and stop investing. Shut down right away and take out the battery (if possible). Put the laptop on a cool and hard surface, absolutely away from the sunlight. If possible, expose the part, which is getting hotter, to the air.
Most common device act up on overheating are – inconsistent reboots, glitches, system beeps etc.
There are times when your laptop do gets a little hotter for instance, when they are on charge or plugged-in. If the laptop is getting too much hot, you want to look into the Performance settings of the laptop and optimize and set rule of what happens when the laptop is plugged-in.
Unplug the device if it is on charge and give the device time to cool down. If it cools down, great. The problem might be something else here or the AC adapter or battery. If it doesn’t. You want to further investigate the issue and the problem is certainly not with the AC adapter. It could some blockage on the fan or on the way of vent and other such issue. In such case, you want to open apart the laptop and look for other solution.
In case the whole device is hot, it might have been left out in the sun or other environment with heat. Cool it down and see if the heat goes away or not.