How to Determine the Battery Manufacturer Installed in Your Surface Pro 3

How to Determine the Battery Manufacturer Installed in Your Surface Pro 3

As part of “battery-gate,” I’ve given pretty simple instructions on how to determine the manufacturer of the battery in your Surface Pro 3 tablet. Those very succinct instructions said to use the powercfg /batteryreport command at an elevated command prompt.

Catch up on the latest on battery-gate here: Surface Pro 3 Battery-gate: Piecing it Together

But, there’s been enough activity (enormous activity, actually) around the battery-gate issue that it’s probably best to provide more detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to locate the battery manufacturer of your Surface Pro 3.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Right-click on the Windows 10 Start button and choose “Command Prompt (Admin)”

  1. In the command prompt window type: powercfg /batteryreport and hit Enter.

  1. The Powercfg command saves the battery life report to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\battery-report.html.
  2. Open this html file in your web browser (Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) and locate the manufacturer line.

  1. If the manufacturer says “SIMPLO” you are affected by the issue.

Incidentally, this method works for any Surface tablet version.

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