Vista laptop sporadically turns off

By learninmypc
Oct 3, 2013
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  1. Once in a while when using my Vista Home Premium laptop on battery, it'll shut down after a few minutes even thou my settings are set to Turn off Display after 1 hour.
    Put computer to sleep after 2 hours.
    When I go to start the laptop back up, it gives me the choices of which "Start Windows Normally" is one of them. Confused as heck.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    The laptop may be over-heating or the battery is going bad...
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,566   +184

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    You are welcome. I do a lot of laptop repairs and I have see this battery trouble quite often:)
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,566   +184

    Any idea how much a VGP-BPS9/S 11.1V/4800mAh would cost to replace?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,566   +184

  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,566   +184

    I've removed the battery, but am wondering if it will do any harm to put it back in?
    It does recharge when its in,just curious.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,566   +184

  10. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 99   +12

    It wont do any harm to the computer. You just wont be able to rely on the battery. I have a laptop that has had a bad battery in it for over 2 years now. I have to keep it plugged in, in order to keep it going. It has a span of maybe 15 minutes if it runs off of battery. So put the battery back in and keep it plugged in until you either get a new battery or get a new computer.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,566   +184

    Thank you kindly. Techspot is AWESOME.(y)


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