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Toshiba Satellite C50 User Manual: Maximizing Battery Operating Time

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Maximizing battery operating time

A battery's usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a
single charge, while how long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
Batteries exhausted time
When you turn off the power of your computer with batteries fully charged,
the batteries will be exhausted within the following approximate period.
User's Manual
Clicking the battery icon on the Taskbar
Via the Battery Status in the Windows Mobility Center window
You should wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer
before trying to monitor the remaining operating time. This is because
the computer needs this time to check the battery's remaining capacity
and then calculate the remaining operating time, based on this
together with the current power consumption.
Please be aware that the actual remaining operating time may differ
slightly from the calculated time.
With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery's capacity will
gradually decrease. In view of this it will be noted that an often used,
older battery will not operate for as long as a new battery even when
both are fully charged.
Processor speed
Screen brightness
System Sleep Mode
System Hibernation Mode
Display power off period
Hard Disk Drive power off period
How often and for how long you use the Hard Disk Drive and external
disk drives, for example, optical disc.
How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
How you use optional devices, such as a USB device, to which the
battery supplies power.
Whether you enable Sleep Mode, which can conserve battery power if
you are frequently turning the computer off and on.
Where you store your programs and data.
Whether you close the display panel when you are not using the
keyboard - closing the display saves power.
The environmental temperature - operating time decreases at low
temperatures.
The condition of the battery terminals - you should always ensure the
terminals stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before
installing the battery pack.
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  • Chris Oct 21, 2018 07:01:
    I purchased a c55 laptop and have no passwords so I can't do anything with it can you help me?
  • axelXkane Jan 28, 2018 04:58:
    C55D-A5240​NR

    I purchased the laptop for a song due to a crushed LCD screen
    A few months later a salvaged LCD screen became available but the chassis was a little bit larger at the hinge assembly by an 3/16
    After removing the glass from the lid chassis it fit into the rightful housing.
    O​riginally I'd removed the assembly hinges from the body thus opening the clamshell completely as well the LCD screen associated connector and the black and white (assuming) WIFI connection wires which is the main focus of this post

    I cannot find a service manual/vid​eo/informa​tional of the exact location as the ends appear to snap into a given contact hole
    After chasing the wires through their gides I am left with ambiguous options at best
    Any info would be much appreciate​d ~THX
  • oksana holbrook Dec 19, 2015 05:06:
    Yep, I am having the same problem. Cannot get it to connect to anything. Really frustrated​.
  • Linda Sep 30, 2015 10:13:
    Just bought this computer today and it is a piece of garbage. It's suppose to be touch screen and doesn't work half the time and there is no manual and when you try to follow the instructio​ns for downloadin​g it, it doesn't work.
  • BJ Mar 10, 2015 04:49:
    This Toshiba labtop satelite c50 is a faulty machine. On the manual it says it had an eject button for to open the CD drive unfortunat​ely it does have one.
    PC world sold me this computer some months ago and I recommend not to use this shop due to selling faulty goods.
    Sta​y away from Toshiba laptop because the faulty has not been rectified.