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App to keep laptop active to discharge battery ?
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setecio

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2007, 05:18    Post subject:  App to keep laptop active to discharge battery ?  

Is there an application / dotpup that I can use to keep the processor / hard drive active on a laptop when doing several full discharge & charge cycles to revive an old battery. I want to just leave it and avoid it going into sleep mode which it seems to do. Maybe something already part of Puppy, or better still , a web page or a long YouTube video (anyone know of any 30 minute + YouTube clean/harmless videos ?)

The laptop screen turns off after a short period of innactivity and it goes into a kind of sleep; would this setting be in Puppy somewhere as it is a bit too short for me, or would it be a bios setting?

Thanks.
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alienjeff


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2007, 11:11    Post subject:  

Play a music CD in repeat mode from within Gxine.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2007, 23:26    Post subject:  

Setecio, have you actually seen deep-cycling revive an apparently dead laptop battery? If so, do you know what chemistry the battery was? I've "revived" a few apparently dead NiCd batteries by deep-cycling them, but I quit doing it for customers because it takes a long time for the amount of money I could charge, and I could not guarantee the result. I haven't heard of it working on any other battery chemistry. I know that lead-acid batteries don't like to be deep-cycled.
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setecio

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2007, 06:36    Post subject:  

No CD player to do that.

Its a thinkpad 560z, li-ion battery, bought it a year ago and tried to revive it , but it only ever charged to 21% and worked for 40 minutes, then suddenly last month after cycling the battery it went to 100% and now last for 2 hours. Everything I read tells me you can't do anything with li-ion when they go, but who cares what I read, cause the battery has suddenly come to life.

I also bought a new battery for another laptop (the old one was completely dead) and instructions are to fully cycle charge it 2 or 3 times before normal use.

So it would be good to have an easy way of doing this .
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gary101


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2007, 08:58    Post subject:  

A simple infinite loop script in bash would do it, it would be quicker to include some code in the loop to get the processor working though.

Gary
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alienjeff


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2007, 10:32    Post subject:  

setecio wrote:
No CD player to do that.

Download and play a movie clip in repeat mode.

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