Retiring and conserving Sony VAIO Z

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  1. galaxyge

    galaxyge Notebook Consultant

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    After eight years (!!) of daily use and travelling, I've finally decided to retire my faithful VAIO VGN-Z, and replaced it with a Lenovo MIIX 720, mainly to get faster CPU power and graphics.

    What are the parameters to best store and conserve the Z so it will still be available in few cases while keeping it from degradation!?

    Should I start and recharge it regularly, e. g. once per month? Will the battery (Lithium - Ion) battery die if it's empty and not used for several months?

    Any help appreciated.
  2. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Deity

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    I've almost retired my VPCZ1 after 7.5 years of really heavy use. What a good laptop this was. Just bought the Eurocom Q5, (specs in my signature) very nice, but much heavier at 2.265 kg. Got to start working out. LOL

    My battery is almost dead now - 29% wear, laptop shuts off sometimes when I turn off the adapter. However, I too am interested in what is best to keep it going as long as possible. The DC jack is broken, again. The adapter cable is almost gone as well. A few blemishes on the screen. Even the touchpad is starting to come loose at one corner. Fan shaft is worn. All in all, not worth repairing. Still, I love it - hard to see it die.

    There is a nice app called BatteryCare. The website has some good technical info. Do check it out.
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