Are all R1Fs affected by the battery wear problem?

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  1. DustinGreen

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    I could kick myself. I let a friend of mine use my computer while I was out. She used it until the battery died. I plugged it in and now my wear level is at 5%. I have been using my replacement battery for about 2-3 weeks now and I have remained at 0% until tonight. 5% isn't really a lot but I figure it is going to take about 15 minutes off. This really stinks! Prior to letting it run down this far I had not taken it below about 38%. I didn't dare go much farther than that.
     
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    Woah, so you should never run down the battery on a laptop? Never heard of that before. I'll take caution.
     
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    No you shouldn't let it run down.
    It's a myth that just because you have a battery that has a scale of 0 - 100 you can let it go all the way down the scale.

    I've mentioned it before but please read Battery University.com's principle on battery care.

    I use it as religion and never have I had any battery give me any kind of problem.
     
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    Do any of you know of any software for Windows Vista that can measure the wear level of the battery?
     
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    what is the point of getting a laptop and not being able to use the battery to the maximum? I never had a problem with my Fujistu and battery wear problem and therefore these battery shouldnt wear 5% every time you drain it...
     
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    There isn't a point, I think its a bad batch of batteries. However, until Asus fixes the problem, either by replacing all of the bad ones with working new ones or a recall of batteries or something, it is advisable to not let it discharge past 20%.

    On a sidenote: will tablets draw power from modular first, then main, both concurrently, or main, then modular?
     
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    They draw power from both.
     
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