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  1. So, I've got this new HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop from a buddy of mine, who'd said the only problem with it is the fact that the laptop screen doesn't want to stay open.

    For the past few weeks, I've worked on a Doom RPG project I'd planned to have another update posted up about, but it seems that when I'm on the move, my laptop can't hold a charge worth anything.

    Every time I supposedly charge my laptop, and take it up to the park, the battery charge jumps from 100% to 67%... within 5 minutes. After that, it steadily drains.

    I've already decided to get a new battery, but I'm not exactly sure if this was the way to go, or if there was something else wrong with it...

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      First, try draining it fully so it turns off by itself (remember to turn off the standby function). Then charge it to 100%. It may just be a problem with the battery meter.

      If not, then the battery is dying. It'll be a year or two before it's completely useless.