Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Error - "Consider replacing your Battery" displayed immediately after you upgrade to Windows 7 on certain LG notebooks

If you get below error on your LG notebook (certain model's) as stated below, follow the steps mentioned.

A warning message is displayed immediately after you upgrade to Windows 7 on certain LG notebooks: "Consider replacing your battery"

This warning is displayed even if a new battery is inserted into the laptop.


CAUSE:


This problem occurs because of a code defect in the system firmware (BIOS) of some LG notebooks. These include the R500 family of notebooks.


The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) firmware does not correctly initialize and report the Design Capacity field of the static battery information structure that is retrieved by using the _BIF method. Therefore, the Design Capacity that is reported to Windows may be much larger than the Last Full Charge capacity that is also reported in the static battery information structure. The Windows Battery Meter divides the Last Full Charge capacity by the Design Capacity to determine battery health. The Windows Battery Meter displays the "Consider replacing your battery" message when the Last Full Charge Capacity is less than 40% of the Design Capacity. When this issue occurs, the Design Capacity is reported as much larger than Last Full Charge capacity. Therefore, the "Consider replacing your battery" message is always shown.


RESOLUTION:


To resolve this problem, You need to upgrade BIOS for your LG Notebook.
For more information, visit the following LG Web sites:
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