Is this a battery problem or a computer/driver problem?

Apr 13, 2018
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I bought a new GDP Pocket mini PC 6 months ago; this is a great WIN10 laptop for traveling (7'' screen; ultra small; with full keyboard) -- BUT NOW IT DIED!

Specifically, all of the sudden the battery no longer holds a charge for longer than 4 minutes (used to be 5 hours under worst circumstances). I ran the powercfg battery report and it seems the battery suddenly is measured to hold only a tiny charge (after 9:08 AM on 2018-04-09). Is this a battery problem or a driver problem? What else to try? Note that the battery cannot be replaced (cannot even find it on the internet).

My powercfg report looks like this:

START TIME STATE SOURCE CAPACITY REMAINING
2018-04-08 14:04:00 Connected standby Battery 101 % 16,282 mWh
2018-04-09 12:37:14 Active Battery 101 % 16,330 mWh
12:42:15 Connected standby Battery 101 % 16,317 mWh
14:52:21 Active Battery 101 % 16,322 mWh
14:57:11 Connected standby Battery 101 % 16,310 mWh
20:48:59 Connected standby AC 100 % 16,129 mWh
20:49:00 Active AC 100 % 16,129 mWh
20:49:07 Connected standby AC 100 % 16,139 mWh
21:11:51 Connected standby Battery 101 % 16,284 mWh
21:11:52 Active Battery 101 % 16,288 mWh
21:11:58 Connected standby Battery 101 % 16,288 mWh
2018-04-10 09:06:21 Connected standby AC 101 % 16,297 mWh
09:06:21 Active AC 101 % 16,297 mWh
09:06:38 Suspended 101 % 16,297 mWh
09:08:34 Active AC 100 % 16,294 mWh
09:27:23 Connected standby AC - 1 mWh
09:27:25 Suspended - 1 mWh
11:02:47 Connected standby Battery - 64 mWh
11:02:47 Active Battery - 64 mWh
11:02:47 Active AC - 64 mWh
11:02:47 Active Battery - 64 mWh
11:02:48 Active AC - 64 mWh
11:02:56 Active Battery - 65 mWh
11:02:59 Active AC - 65 mWh
11:32:02 Active Battery 1 % 123 mWh
11:32:07 Connected standby Battery 1 % 125 mWh
11:37:08 Suspended 1 % 125 mWh
17:52:28 Connected standby Battery 1 % 144 mWh
17:52:28 Active Battery 1 % 144 mWh
17:52:29 Suspended 1 % 144 mWh
18:52:15 Active Battery 99 % 120 mWh
18:53:50 Active AC 93 % 113 mWh
18:53:50 Active Battery 93 % 113 mWh
18:53:51 Active AC 93 % 113 mWh
18:54:52 Active Battery 93 % 113 mWh
18:55:54 Active AC 87 % 105 mWh
18:57:54 Active Battery 89 % 108 mWh
18:58:00 Connected standby Battery 87 % 105 mWh
19:00:07 Connected standby AC 85 % 103 mWh
19:00:07 Active AC 85 % 103 mWh
19:00:14 Active Battery 85 % 103 mWh
19:00:14 Connected standby Battery 85 % 103 mWh
19:00:14 Active Battery 85 % 103 mWh
19:00:20 Connected standby Battery 85 % 103 mWh
19:02:15 Connected standby AC 84 % 102 mWh
19:02:16 Active AC 84 % 102 mWh
19:02:22 Connected standby AC 84 % 102 mWh
19:03:15 Connected standby Battery 84 % 102 mWh
19:03:15 Active Battery 84 % 102 mWh
19:03:22 Connected standby Battery 84 % 102 mWh
19:32:18 Active Battery 86 % 104 mWh
19:33:19 Active AC 81 % 98 mWh
19:34:18 Active Battery 81 % 98 mWh
19:34:20 Active AC 79 % 95 mWh
19:36:20 Active Battery 80 % 97 mWh
19:37:22 Active AC 75 % 91 mWh
19:39:22 Active Battery 77 % 93 mWh
19:41:23 Active AC 75 % 91 mWh
19:42:23 Active Battery 75 % 91 mWh
19:44:25 Active AC 72 % 87 mWh
19:45:25 Active Battery 72 % 87 mWh
19:46:27 Active AC 69 % 83 mWh
19:47:41 Active Battery 71 % 86 mWh
19:52:42 Connected standby Battery 24 % 29 mWh
19:52:42 Suspended 24 % 29 mWh
2018-04-11 05:27:05 Connected standby Battery 144 % 174 mWh
05:27:05 Active Battery 144 % 174 mWh
05:30:31 Connected standby Battery 66 % 80 mWh
05:30:37 Suspended 66 % 80 mWh
09:46:26 Active AC 82 % 116 mWh
09:47:09 Active Battery 82 % 116 mWh
09:47:12 Active AC 82 % 115 mWh
10:13:10 Active Battery 145 % 205 mWh
10:13:16 Connected standby Battery 146 % 206 mWh
10:28:11 Connected standby AC 75 % 106 mWh
10:28:12 Active AC 75 % 106 mWh
10:28:18 Connected standby AC 75 % 106 mWh
10:40:13 Connected standby Battery 113 % 160 mWh
10:40:14 Active Battery 113 % 160 mWh
10:40:20 Connected standby Battery 114 % 161 mWh
11:19:38 Connected standby AC 32 % 45 mWh
11:19:39 Active AC 32 % 45 mWh
11:19:45 Connected standby AC 32 % 45 mWh
11:34:59 Active AC 96 % 136 mWh
12:01:42 Active Battery 160 % 226 mWh
12:01:48 Connected standby Battery 161 % 227 mWh
12:14:26 Connected standby AC 67 % 94 mWh
12:14:26 Active AC 67 % 94 mWh
12:14:33 Connected standby AC 67 % 94 mWh
12:24:27 Connected standby Battery 104 % 147 mWh
12:24:28 Active Battery 104 % 147 mWh
12:24:30 Active AC 106 % 149 mWh
12:24:37 Connected standby AC 106 % 149 mWh
12:25:29 Connected standby Battery 106 % 149 mWh

Any insight is greatly appreciated...
 
Apr 13, 2018
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Thanks; I also think (hope) it's the battery -- just found one for sale at a place in Florida. Now just need to figure out how to replace the battery. there seem to be a number of tear-down Youtube videos available. Don't have much to lose at this point.

Thanks!
 
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