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    Default Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    I have the above titled notebook which I mainly use for work.

    Last week I charged the notebook and used it for about 20 minutes. The day after I was unable to switch the notebook on as the batteries were completely flat. It done the same today after I charged it fully on Tuesday.

    It's a detachable notebook which turns into a tablet which I never use.

    I normally get about 9 hours use out of it so there's something amiss. It has two sets of batteries, one in the keybord and the other in the screen. I thought perhaps the batteries were faulty but it's coincidence if both sets of batteries have failed.

    I've trawled the Toshiba website for answers but they only suggest updating the bios which I already done a few months back. I tried to download their health monitor software but for some reason the netbook goes into setup mode and then reports something like 'the setup process was interupted'

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    Can you try running in safe mode in case a service/background app is rinsing it? It's possible you have a failed cell or the battery is otherwise worn out which is unavoidable over time. You could try updating all the drivers, in particular any power related ones. Try turning the screen brightness down, if you have the option to run on battery saver try that too but sounds like either the batteries are worn or a recent change is using a lot of resources causing the drain.


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    Default Re: Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    Can you try running in safe mode in case a service/background app is rinsing it? It's possible you have a failed cell or the battery is otherwise worn out which is unavoidable over time. You could try updating all the drivers, in particular any power related ones. Try turning the screen brightness down, if you have the option to run on battery saver try that too but sounds like either the batteries are worn or a recent change is using a lot of resources causing the drain.
    Thanks for the reply.

    The thing is it's losing power when it's switched off so I'd imagine that points to a dud cell as you mention. Is there any siftware I can install that would give me an idea?
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    Default Re: Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    I'm guessing the battery is sealed in? or you could put a meter in between and look for a drain?

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    Default Re: Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    Yeah it's sealed. I thought perhaps there was software available that I could use.
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    Default Re: Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    I found this but no idea what models it’s for or if it’s safe so do your own research before installing!

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    https://en.freedownloadmanager.org/Windows-PC/TOSHIBA-Battery-Check-Utility-FREE.html


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    Default Re: Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    Scrap my last post, this looks interesting:
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    Thanks to evilsatan

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    Default Re: Toshibe Satellite Mini Click-Battery Drain

    Thanks for the link. My netbook isn't one of the affected.
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