Can bad battery damage an adapter?

December 5, 2011 at 18:05:01
Specs: Windows XP, 1.old/1G
Simply, the battery went on my Dell laptop sometime ago. I kept the battery in, even though I was getting messages to replace it from the dell utility. I quickly went through 2 adapters, then gave up on the "machine" and bought a Mac (whose battery life is still greater than 90%, but coffee and logic boards don't mix well) so I got out the old dell machine.
Am I better off to leave the battery out? Or will it make no difference?

Thanks in adavance for any and all responses.

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December 5, 2011 at 19:23:05
Most manufactures recommend that you charge the battery and remove it if the laptop is going to be used on mains for a long period. But that is to protect the battery, not the power adaptor. There is no way a dud battery is going to damage as power adaptor. I have been using an old Dell on the mains with a dud battery in it for about two years now without a problem.

If you are going through power adaptors at a rapid rate then here is something else going on, perhaps faulty regulators on the motherboard which caused the battery to fail in the first place and is now overloading the power supply..


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December 7, 2011 at 16:50:02
I don't think the power adapters should give you any problem.

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