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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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ways to conserve laptop battery for a long flight?

any suggestions on ways to conserve laptop battery? things i can turn off or disable on a sony vaio?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 02:26 PM
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Hold the power button down for 10 seconds to engage Economy Mode.
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Hold the power button down for 10 seconds to engage Economy Mode.
You are kidding right?

On my computer, that shuts it down!
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any suggestions on ways to conserve laptop battery? things i can turn off or disable on a sony vaio?
Turn down the screen brightness. If you are going to be using sound, plug in headphones.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 02:28 PM
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Most of the airlines I've flown have 110v adapters under select seats.
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You are kidding right?

On my computer, that shuts it down!

oh sigh.


normally when I click on my battery icon it gives me different power options and says what is/isn't being used.
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Disable the wireless.
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Disable the wireless.
Yep, that and turn the brightness down like said above, close any programs you don't need running.

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Dim the screen, turn off Bluetooth and Wireless, and I want to say you can adjust the processor performance.




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bring extra batteries

never seen someone plan for a 4hr flight like this! LOL
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bring extra batteries

never seen someone plan for a 4hr flight like this! LOL
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yup... just got off an AA flight this morning and it has a cigarette lighter looking port under the seat. Dunno if you need an inverter or if its a special connection for 110v.

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yup... just got off an AA flight this morning and it has a cigarette lighter looking port under the seat. Dunno if you need an inverter or if its a special connection for 110v.
I've seen them at Best Buy and Fry's, they are the cigarette type adapter for laptops. The ones I have seen are an all in one "stick" but you can go ghetto and get the A/C inverters you can use in a car that have the cable to the big box...

Now if you are sitting next to another guy who wants that port, you must fight to the death and throw the body from the plane...since there is only 1 per section of seats on that side of the plane...at least on my crummy AA 737 that I flew on.




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I've seen them at Best Buy and Fry's, they are the cigarette type adapter for laptops. The ones I have seen are an all in one "stick" but you can go ghetto and get the A/C inverters you can use in a car that have the cable to the big box...

Now if you are sitting next to another guy who wants that port, you must fight to the death and throw the body from the plane...since there is only 1 per section of seats on that side of the plane...at least on my crummy AA 737 that I flew on.
I forget what plane I was on but in a set of 3 chairs, there were 2 ports. Just need it for an hour or so to charge the battery then switch off with the other guy

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some of the vaio's have an A/V mode so that if you want to just watch a movie or listen to music you can, but everything else is powered down.

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