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HP Pavilion DV6-6052SA battery time

Hi there,

 

A couple of weeks back I bought an HP Pavilion DV6-6052SA which, in it's spec that I read before purchasing it, quoted a battery life of 6 hours.

 

Now I realize that many things can reduce battery time, but everytime I have fully charged the battery to 100%, within ten minutes or so of using it, it shows just over three hours remaining.  All I am doing at present is surfing the web and microsoft docs.  No gaming, no burning disks, nothing that would consume the battery time so quick.

 

What am I overlooking here?

 

Many thanks for reading.

 

 

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Re: HP Pavilion DV6-6052SA battery time

For maximum battery time you need to set the Power Option to Power saver. The Balanced or Performance really suck the juice out of a battery.

 

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erico 

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Re: HP Pavilion DV6-6052SA battery time

Thanks Erico.  I'll give that a go. 

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Re: HP Pavilion DV6-6052SA battery time

Hi again,

 

Tried your suggestion, even reduced the graphics performance, brightness etc, but still no use.

 

I fully charged the battery again and then left my PC for a bit.  Went back surfed the web for about ten minutes and when hovering over the battery icon in the task bar, it was reading 2 hr 45 min left!  Not sure what's happening to the other 3hr 15min.

 

Maybe it's a battery issue. 

 

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Re: HP Pavilion DV6-6052SA battery time

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aitchpea wrote:

Hi again,

 

Tried your suggestion, even reduced the graphics performance, brightness etc, but still no use.

 

I fully charged the battery again and then left my PC for a bit.  Went back surfed the web for about ten minutes and when hovering over the battery icon in the task bar, it was reading 2 hr 45 min left!  Not sure what's happening to the other 3hr 15min.

 

Maybe it's a battery issue. 

 

Thanks.



I can't see your notebook getting 6 hours without a 12-cell battery and a second generation SSD. Is that what is installed?

 

Best,

erico

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