11-11-2019 06:30 AM
Hello. My one year old HP envy ad108ni laptop is only giving me 2 and 1/2 hours battery life. What can I do to manage battery power and get the most out of this battery? I have run battery test check and got a pass. On the details tab however, I noticed that it failed on primary charge control. The battery charge capacity is 92%.
Thank you for your help.
11-13-2019 06:47 PM
@BN_2019 Welcome to HP Community!
I have a few steps listed below that should help you resolve this concern:
Unplug the charge, Turn off the laptop and turn it back on after 30mins.
Reinstalled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery under device manager:
1) In the search box, type and open “Device Manager”.
2) Expand “Batteries”.
3) Right-click the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" that is listed there.
4) Click on “Uninstall”.
5) At the prompt put a check in the box to remove the current driver
6) Shutdown the computer.
7) Remove the battery for a minute and then put it back in.
8 - When the computer comes back up it should automatically find the driver.
9) Go to Device Manager.
10) Expand Batteries.
11) Right-click the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" that is listed there.
12) Click "Search automatically for updated driver software"
Do the same thing with Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller.
Also, here's how your battery works:
Watching movies, playing graphics-intensive games, decoding the human genome, and keeping your screen on full brightness for a long period of time can all drain your battery quickly.
The biggest offenders would probably be graphics or LCD related applications, look at the graph below for details:
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