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Tue Jan 23 14:22:29 UTC 2007
Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> Using a Thinkpad, I usually follow the procedures outlined here:
>> Apparently you don't follow the advice very closely. The very first
>> thing it says about LIon batteries is "avoid deep discharges except when
>> resetting fuel gague or reconditioning a battery; partial dis-/recharges
>> are better for the battery lifetime (note: fuel gauge will slowly get
>> inaccurate over time)".
> Well, I understood the OP to be looking for a solution to recondition his
> dying battery.
> If this assumption was wrong, please accept my apologies.
Your assumption is correct, I'm just pointing out that full discharge cycles
will NOT recondition a LIon battery, and the page you cited doesn't say
that. It says "avoid deep discharges". All that discharge cycles
accomplish is to reprogram the fuel guage.
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