I have recently acquired a new laptop (last monday, 6th of October to be exact), as my old Aurora m9700 seemed to have lost all hope of life and didn't want to continue working...
My new toy is a "slimbook" from Novatech, the nFinity1406 with dual battery, Intel i7 3517 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVidia 640m 1GB, and all this in a 14" laptop weighing in under 2kg and only 24mm high.
So it's small, light, but powerful. And everything on it that I'd tested up until this last weekend was AWESOME, plenty of League of Legends and other stuff that I felt like throwing at it... And then this weekend, because I had time, I figured I'd attempt to test its mobility capabilities, i.e. battery life and whatnot.
Alas! The 2nd battery doesn't work as it should. I hadn't spotted the issue until now because Windows 7 detects the 2nd battery as it should. However, when I run down the primary battery to 5%, at which point it should switch to the secondary, I just lose the juice and my computer immediately shuts down without warning. The reason for the latter is because the primary at this point is at 5%, and the secondary at 100%, giving me an overall status of about 47% battery (i guess the 2nd battery is a tad smaller than the primary) and so windows doesn't send critical warning about saving work, etc, etc...
I've tried googling this stuff and it seems that not many other people have this same issue, as I've been hard pressed to find a solution online... and Novatech Technical Services just said "send it to us, we'll fix it for you and send it back to you". But in this time I would not have a little computer of my own to play with. Which of course would suck quite badly.
So what I would really appreciate is if you could throw me some ideas to try and fix this issue, I think it has to be software related, even though if I try to start up my computer without the primary battery in its slot and without AC Power, the computer doesn't budge (ie no connection to the 2nd battery active, it seems).
In any case, any help/suggestions would be most welcome, thanks in advance for any replies!!!