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  • Defibrillate your “dead” laptop


    Ben Myers

    By Ben Myers

    I confess: I do not have a defibrillator to use on a laptop.

    Beginning with Windows 7, a laptop in sleep mode can become unresponsive and completely inoperative. In the repair business, we call this “dead.” Ultimately, it’s about managing your laptop’s battery.

    On the average, a seemingly dead laptop lands in my hands every couple of months. That is not often enough to be classified as a major problem by Microsoft, but it is still very real.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.51.0, 2022-12-19).