Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair


Third generation Surface Pro tablet, released June 20, 2014.

122 Questions View all

How to test the battery pack before replacing it?

I have a dead Surface Pro3, presumably with a defective battery pack. After many months of looking at it I took the plunge, broke through the screen and have the battery tail with its connector free. The main connector tabs show zero volts but Im not sure if this indicated a dead cell or that I am not enabling a switch within the battery management scheme which is part of the battery pack.

Can anyone tell me if the battery tail should be at 7.5V standalone, ie how do I test the battery pack before trying to replace it?

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

2 Answers

In Windows 10 you can open a command prompt with admin priv and type powercfg /batteryreport /output "C:\battery_report.html

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

no directly replace it, without doing any test, as you already said the battery is dead so there is no reason to test it, a dead battery could also harm your surface pc , so be cautious.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

Tom Nicols will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 34