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How to check the surplus capacity of battery?

Checking the surplus capacity of battery.

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The battery capacity can be checked using a related software or the Windows features.

Different computer models have different methods to check surplus capacity of battery.
Please refer to the following information to check the surplus capacity of battery.

Sale Time Models sold from July 1997 to
August 2000
Models sold from September 2000 to
April 2004
Models sold after May 2004
Conformation methods Check it in BatteryScope. Check it in PowerPanel. Check it via the Windows features.





Check it in BatteryScope.
Models sold from July 1997 to August 2000


Please check the battery information in BatteryScope.

The interface and information displayed vary with different models and operating conditions.
  1. Right-click the BatteryScope icon in the System Tray, and then click Battery information.

     

  2. Check the surplus capacity of battery.





Check in PowerPanel.
Models sold from September 2000 to April 2004
Please check it in the battery information of PowerPanel.


The interface and information displayed vary with different models and operating conditions.
  1. Right-click the PowerPanel icon, and then click Battery information in the notification area.
    The PowerPanel icon varies with different models and operating conditions.

     

  2. Check surplus capacity of battery.





Check via Windows features.
Models sold after May 2004


The interfaces displayed vary with different Windows versions.
Please follow the steps below.

● Windows XP
● Windows Vista





● Windows XP


The interface and information displayed vary with different models and operating conditions.
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Power Options.

  3. Click the Power Schemes option in the Power Options Properties interface.

  4. Check the surplus capacity of battery.

Reference information

If surplus capacity of battery: unknown appears, and Not exist display in all cradles, there may be a problem with the battery.


● Windows Vista

  1. Click the battery icon in the notification area.

  2. Check the surplus capacity of battery.

Note:
When the battery is fully charged, the battery icon of the computer pre-installed with Windows Vista is different from that of the computer which has been upgraded to Windows Vista.

Models pre-installed with Windows Vista
Models that have been upgraded to Windows Vista


Reference information

If the Cannot detect battery dialog box displays, there may be a problem with the battery.