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How do you clean out battery acid from a remote control? 

by on June 21, 2013

Q: The batteries leaked in a remote control for my stereo. I can’t get a replacement (discontinued). Can I clean it out?


CanI I use a battery from a BlackBerry 9380 in a BlackBerry Bold 9900? 

by on May 17, 2013

Q: CanI I use a battery from a BlackBerry 9380 in a BlackBerry Bold 9900?


Why does my laptop say the battery is low when I have the power cord connected and then shuts off? 

by on February 26, 2013

Q: Hey I have an Compaq presario cq60 laptop…when I turn it on it comes on but while Iam on it it says that the battery is low but I have the power cord plugged in but it says it’s not charging then it just shuts off…: When I try too turn it back on it won’t turn on… Can u please help me?????


How do I know if I need a new battery or power cord for my laptop when it powers down after being unplugged? 

by on November 30, 2012

Q: Do I need a new battery, a new ac cord, or both? Or is my computer beginning it’s death throes?

It is a 5 year old Toshiba Satellite A215-s6816 running Vista. I added RAM a couple years ago but no other modifications.

Its power cord recently began getting hot after several hours of use, specifically the plug that goes to the computer and the few inches down from there. Now it will randomly stop sending juice to the computer and I have to wiggle the computer plug to get it to work.

The computer itself and the ac power block have always gotten hot, but never the cord. The battery has always held a charge poorly, has progressively gotten worse and is now effectively dead. After 10 or so seconds unplugged the battery is drained and the computer immediately shuts off.

What to do? Is a new battery worth it? How about a new power cord? Any advice is welcome.


How do I figure out if my charging problem on my laptop is my power cable or my battery? 

by on September 12, 2012

Q: i have an Everex StepNote laptop and my power source is dead. i have tried recharge and no avail. is my problem the battery or the power cable, please help..


Do they make a small laptop or notebook that can play DVDs and has a 7 hour or longer battery life? 

by on September 4, 2012

Q: I am looking for a small netbook or laptop That can do email and play dvd’s .6 cell with a long battery life ,like 7 hours or better. So fari have not found any that size that also have a dvd player 10 to 12 ” Any ideas ? This will be used for trips that’s why i was looking for a small one with hours of power.


How much does a Dell notebook computer battery pack cost? 

by on August 31, 2012

Q: How much does a Dell notebook computer battery pack cost?


How do I run my computer off a car battery? 

by on June 18, 2012

Q: how do i connect my acer 5733z direct to a car battery


How come my motherboard does not keep the time correctly even after changing the battery? 

by on February 14, 2012

Q: I recently acquired a Motherboard with a problem.
The Clock/calendar does not operate and changes made in the BIOS will not save.
I replaced the battery and tested battery socket and determined that battery-voltage is getting to BIOS chip. I can not find any bad solder connections at IC.
The Mobo jumper is in proper location.
I think the BIOS IC is defective but was wondering you knew of anything else that could cause this problem?


How come my HP Pavilion will not run on the battery that has an 88% charge? 

by on February 4, 2012

Q: I have a pavilion dv 8000 xp that won’t run on the 88% charged battery-It dosen’t reconize the battery- Is there a driver missing for this? I tried everything in the power category and nouthing worked.