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post #1001 of 2057 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 07:31 PM
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If anyone is curious, I have this https://www.amazon.com/Asus-X540LA-S.../dp/B01DMNX5PS
Just don't laugh at me if it's bad because idk computers and stuff LOL

I didn't see any mention of the battery but it definitely has an integrated battery pack. Which means replacing it (while doable) isn't going to be fun. I mean it's the kind of thing I wouldn't attempt and I'm generally OK with working on things. If you can't do the work yourself and you don't know someone who can, it's probably not worth it. By the time you pay someone and pay for the battery pack it would likely be over $100.

I never used one but I seem to remember that laptops used to have a SLA battery pack that would just pop out and when it died you'd just replace it. They were chunky looking as I recall but at least it was an easy fix.

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post #1002 of 2057 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 07:35 PM
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@gunner21 Yeah that's what I think now, that I've probably been overcharging it. I just spent some time trying to figure out which battery I have but I can't find it.

@Arbre Oh I'm not sure. Where are the batteries usually? I figured they gotta be inside the laptop. Then again when investigating my laptop now, I can't find anywhere you would even open the thing, so I'm really stumped as to how (or if) I can even get inside of it anyway.

If anyone is curious, I have this https://www.amazon.com/Asus-X540LA-S.../dp/B01DMNX5PS
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It's usually at the bottom of the laptop. There's a little lock/unlock knob or a screwdriver that you can unlock you to take out the battery. Will have to see the laptop to confirm.

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@WillYouStopDave @Arbre @gunner21 Thank you everyone so much. You too, Tom from MySpace. I honestly watched the whole video. I'd just pay someone to do that. God damn that looks annoying.

So... would you guys think I'm better off buying a new laptop when the battery goes? Though it would be cheaper still to just get it fixed.... I have to think about the other parts too that are in the process of wearing out anyway as they age... what do you think? =x
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@WillYouStopDave @Arbre @gunner21 Thank you everyone so much. You too, Tom from MySpace. I honestly watched the whole video. I'd just pay someone to do that. God damn that looks annoying.

So... would you guys think I'm better off buying a new laptop when the battery goes? Though it would be cheaper still to just get it fixed.... I have to think about the other parts too that are in the process of wearing out anyway as they age... what do you think? =x
How old is the laptop? It still might be worth saving. You've got a 5th gen i3 processor which is OK for daily use.

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How old is the laptop? It still might be worth saving. You've got a 5th gen i3 processor which is OK for daily use.
It is a year old. I got it in March 2016. I hope it won't die soon. I DO want and expect at least one more year minimum from this thing. Start-up is much slower than it used to be, but once it's running it's perfectly normal.
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@Atheism I wouldn't get a new laptop. The battery shouldn't have died after a year. They should last at least 3 years. I've had laptops for around 5 years that could still last 1-2 hours on battery power. The other parts of the laptop should still be fine too. Does your laptop start up slowly when you log into Windows? You can fix that by disabling applications from automatically starting up when Windows starts up.
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@Atheism I wouldn't get a new laptop. The battery shouldn't have died after a year. They should last at least 3 years. I've had laptops for around 5 years that could still last 1-2 hours on battery power. The other parts of the laptop should still be fine too. Does your laptop start up slowly when you log into Windows? You can fix that by disabling applications from automatically starting up when Windows starts up.
Oh yes, I need to do that. Disable some applications from starting up. So many of them do, lol. I'll look up how to do that.

Yeah it's not dead yet it's just an inconvenience that it needs to be plugged in at all times. I need to be careful that everything is closed, saved, done, etc. before I move my laptop to another room.
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First time laptop owner (yes I know, I live in the stone age), need advice. I have had this laptop for a solid year now. When I use the laptop it is rarely unplugged -- I just don't want to have to worry about battery, if there's an outlet, I just plug it in. Well recently when I unplug the laptop from the outlet, it automatically turns off, no matter how charged it is. Wtf is going on? Is it dying?
My battery died like 4-5 yrs ago....it has to be plugged to work. It lasted like 3yrs though.

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When will a team of devs make a loot based game similar to Diablo 2 with Planescape: Torment like storyline and dialogue choices. That would be the perfect game.

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When will a team of dev make a loot based game similar to Diablo 2 with Planescape: Torment like deep story line and dialogue choices. That would be the perfect game.
that will never work because one of those games is 99% about the gameplay where the story is irrelevant, the other is 99% about the story and the gameplay is irrelevant. how exactly do you mix them up? they're complete opposite kind of games.
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that will never work because one of those games is 99% about the gameplay where the story is irrelevant, the other is 99% about the story and the gameplay is irrelevant. how exactly do you mix them up? they're complete opposite kind of games.
Hybrid games have been well received in the past. System Shock 1&2, Deus EX, The Guardian Legend, Blaster Master, Borderlands and Castlevania SOTN are good examples, and are some of the best games you can play.

It would easily work and the new genre would probably find many fans who appreciate a great story and the arpg fast paced style combat instead of slow burn rpg turn based combat.

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So my little calculator experiment the other day inspired me to play around with qbasic. 13 hours in and it'll draw each map section, I can move a little guy around and my conversation trees work! One thing I can't figure out how to do though is read from a specific point in the data...lists? matrix? The terminology is not my friend, though funnily enough I got it to read multiples in sequence for drawing the map sections as well as loading from specific tables. Each number is a thing and what I was trying to do was get it to identify if I was standing beside or on a thing to trigger events. Right now I have collision detection working by detecting if a specific pixel is white or not and the conversations work by detecting if a player is standing on a specific map in a specific x and y coordinate.

I'd like to get collision detection to work by determining if the space the player is trying to move into is a 0, 1, 2 (or any number really) You can see his grid coordinates (15,3) as well as his pixel coordinates (155,35) but yeah. Likewise I'd like to get conversations to work in a similar manner (ie, if the players coordinates reside on a 20 and the player hits "t" it'll load a specific set of strings for that number)



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Added towns (presently one lol) and some color. I changed the collision detection code a bit; instead of detecting if a specific pixel is white or not, it now detects if that pixel is off.
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@gunner21 Yeah that's what I think now, that I've probably been overcharging it. I just spent some time trying to figure out which battery I have but I can't find it.

@Arbre Oh I'm not sure. Where are the batteries usually? I figured they gotta be inside the laptop. Then again when investigating my laptop now, I can't find anywhere you would even open the thing, so I'm really stumped as to how (or if) I can even get inside of it anyway.

If anyone is curious, I have this https://www.amazon.com/Asus-X540LA-S.../dp/B01DMNX5PS
Just don't laugh at me if it's bad because idk computers and stuff LOL
I think the battery of that particular model is internal. You won't be able to easily remove it from the bottom like with most laptops. I'd recommend taking it to a place that specialises in electronics repair and request that they do it for you (dismantling a laptop may break it if you're not sure what you're doing).

If you're up to the challenge, however, you can follow this video, just try not to lose any screws.


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