Toshiba Satellite Dead Battery....Revival ?

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  1. Posts : 365
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    Toshiba Satellite Dead Battery....Revival ?


    Someone has given me yet another Toshiba Satellite, this one is a L670-1J8 model.....it works fine, and have installed Windows 10 on it.....however it only works with the power chord plugged in, and the battery appears to be dead.......it attempts to charge up, but as soon as everything loads the charge cuts out......bearing in mind that it was last switched on in 2009, is there anything I can do to revive the long dead battery ?........
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  2. Posts : 17,039
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Del,

    If you want to, you can check how worn out it is by running a battery report
    e.g.
    PowerCfg /batteryreport /output "G:\Kippers\BatteryReport.html" /Duration 1
    and comparing
    Full charge capacity
    with
    Design capacity.
    Toshiba Satellite Dead Battery....Revival ?-battery-report-main-parameters.png


    All the best,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 365
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    Thanks Denis.......Work in progress.....although I suspect I already know the outcome !!.......
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    Hello @Del 80,

    Del 80 said:
    . . . it was last switched on in 2009, is there anything I can do to revive the long dead battery ?........
    - Have you closed down EVERYTHING that is running and left it on charge for say 12 hours ?
    - Have you tried removing the battery, performing a Shutdown, Restart, and then putting the battery back in ?

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Posts : 365
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       #5

    Just generated a battery report, but not sure it really tells me anything.......Paul, just going to do that......it might be a dumb question, but if the laptop is switched OFF, will it then still charge up ?.......or does the machine actually have to be switched ON ?........EDIT......When the battery is first inserted, it says "0% available plugged in" and the battery icon shows it charging......it then changes to "2 minutes to full charge"....but there is nothing showing in the battery icon......
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  6. Posts : 6,524
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       #6

    The L670-1J8 is from 2010 so it's about 13 years old.
    If the battery isn't holding charge, remove it and buy a new one or use it plugged in.
    A bad battery can damage the internal charging circuits and then you have to replace the MB.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Del 80 said:
    Just generated a battery report, but not sure it really tells me anything
    What are the two parameters I suggested you look at?

    Denis
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    Del 80 said:
    the battery icon shows it charging......it then changes to "2 minutes to full charge"......
    I wouldn't worry about that, my Toshiba Satellite L750 is about the same vintage as yours and has an OK battery. It always says '2 minutes to full charge', regardless of the actual state of charge. It seems to be a bios bug, it started saying that after updating to the (for want of a better word) 'latest' (aka last ever) bios update for this machine.
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  9. Posts : 365
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    Denis....Full Charge Capacity is 23.285 mwh........Design Capacity is 48.600 mwh.......not sure what this actually means........
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Del,

    It means that when you charge it up until the SysTray says it's 100% charged*** you can only expect it to power the computer for half the time it used to when the battery was brand new. I have a similar one; I have bought its replacement but still use the old one as well so I get my money's worth out of it.
    *** The SysTray charge indicator shows the percentage of charge compared to what it is currently capable of [Full charge capacity]. It does not show anything about what it could originally manage [Design capacity].

    However ...
    Del 80 said:
    it attempts to charge up, but as soon as everything loads the charge cuts out
    If you have given it a fair chance to charge up and it cuts out as soon as you use battery power then, in addition to being half worn out, there is a defect in the battery or in the related circuitry [the Battery management system]. The easiest way of finding out which is at fault is to replace the battery.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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