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« on: December 17, 2008, 03:01:47 PM »
Are you one of  those  people who are going to use a laptop as a desktop most of the time, but you buy it for the portability  that you would  use every so often?

If so, it is smart to remove your battery when not in use. If you leave a battery in, while the laptop is plugged  into AC power, the battery life will go down.

I recommend taking out  the battery, then putting it back in every once and a while when you want to walk around. I would also recommend using the battery (without AC power) about once a week, just to keep it in shape.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 05:29:52 PM »
It's better to leave the battery in.

Run the laptop on battery power, and kill the battery, then charge the battery, and so on.  If you leave the battery out, it slowly loses it's charge, and doesn't retain a charge well after repeatedly doing that..

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 09:49:46 PM »
I run on AC Power 24/7. Only reason I have a laptop is because thats all my dad's work gets for its employies so the only old equipent we get ends up being laptops.

Your more likely to damage the battery or another part of your laptop if you take it out a lot..

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 01:44:55 PM »
Quote from: riffruff
It's better to leave the battery in.

Run the laptop on battery power, and kill the battery, then charge the battery, and so on.  If you leave the battery out, it slowly loses it's charge, and doesn't retain a charge well after repeatedly doing that..
That's why you use it once a week.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 02:09:40 PM »
It's to much hassle...You get no benefit by taking it out...

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008, 09:56:14 AM »
That's the problem with a lot of batteries.... Espcially lithium ion batteries.....

They are known as "memory" batteries because they always forget how much battery power they have. It just boils down to the thing not working for you at all...
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