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how do i power cycle the battery?

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by Sefal, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Sefal

    Sefal Notebook Enthusiast

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    i just got my m14xr2 and i tried power cycling it. charging the battery to full and then letting it go down. however at 7% it hibernates. do i need to let it be complety discharged at 0% and then charge it up?

    wont it do harm to the computer to shutdown suddenly?
     
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    laz91 Notebook Evangelist

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    Refer here for how to disable hibernation. Haha it will be fine - little difference to it shutting down normally. Refer to my thread here for more info on power cycling (from Dell reps)
     
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    Don't worry on cycling it to completely empty - down to 7% should be close enough. Heat damages battery life more than a lack of proper cycling, so if anything I would be more cognizant of that.
     
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    thank you guys. i just did my 1st power cycle. 2 more to go!
     
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