How come my laptop only runs for 30 minutes off a fully charged battery?

by on April 16, 2009

Q: I have a dell inspiron 1100. The battery light continually flashes, 4 yellow flashes then 1 green. Currently I get 30 minutes of use with a battery that my power meter tells me is fully charged. How can I get more time?

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2 Responses to “How come my laptop only runs for 30 minutes off a fully charged battery?”
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    also..why is the light flashing?…normally it should be a steady light…yellow while charging…green when charged

     
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    That model of laptop has been around for about six years so I’m guessing you’ve owned this laptop for a long time. The battery is probably getting old and is unable to hold a proper charge.

    You might want to consider buying a replacement battery (looks like they’re about $50 on-line) or upgrading your laptop.