Re (3): low battery shutdown
quozl at laptop.org
Wed Mar 2 17:55:43 EST 2016
On Wed, Mar 02, 2016 at 02:34:28PM -0800, peter at easthope.ca wrote:
> In a second test, using the machine without
> external power, the warningless shutdown happened
> at about 25% charge level.
That's an improvement, but it could be random.
> From: Richard Smith <smithbone at gmail.com>, Tue, 1 Mar 2016 21:45:14 -0500
> > As others have said your battery is probably just showing its age.
> > 1.5 was built in 2010-2011 so unless you got a new battery its 5
> > or so years old.
> The machine was used when I purchased it about
> three years ago. Likely the battery was original
> then and I have not replaced it since. Yes, this
> is probably the factory original battery.
Likely to be showing age. The battery serial number has a date
embedded in the sequence, in case you want to be sure.
> > If you do run the capacity test I'd be interested in seeing your results.
> I've glanced at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Batman .
> Will have to read more carefully before trying
> a "capacity test" and collecting any power log.
Wrong link. For a capacity test, do not use Batman, but use
olpc-pwr-log from the Terminal activity.
> FWIIW, a full charge in the battery still runs the
> machine for more than an hour.
That doesn't sound like much.
> Any comments about having the battery rebuilt
> by a local shop vs. trying to buy a replacement?
Discussions on this have ensued on a private mailing list of
volunteers, hopefully they'll post here some day!
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