does it hurt to run laptop without battery?

November 28, 2010 at 07:15:41
Specs: Windows Vista

the battery is shot

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#1
November 28, 2010 at 08:00:23

No it doesn't hurt.

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#2
November 28, 2010 at 08:23:35

Lots of recent or fairly recent laptops WILL NOT run on the AC adapter alone. If that's your case, get yourself a new battery !

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#3
November 28, 2010 at 10:03:59

I have never seen a laptop that requires a battery installed. I have never heard of one.

IBM sent me a letter about one if my laptops. They suggested that I remove the battery when not using it as a portable device.

When in doubt look at the owners manual. I doubt it will say anything about it. The companies I have worked for have used laptops as desktops for decades without the batteries.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
November 28, 2010 at 10:24:45

... if in doubt and you do'nt use it with the battery alone leave it in

... and hook up the mains adapter, providing that

... the battery is'nt hot!

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#5
November 28, 2010 at 10:55:16

... if in doubt and you do'nt use it with the battery alone leave it in

... and hook up the mains adapter, providing that

... the battery is'nt hot!


hmmm I'll side with response #3

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#6
November 28, 2010 at 13:06:13

Had an old 286 laptop that the battery went out on and it wouldn't boot on mains alone. Unit is still in a closet somewhere. Wanting to donate it to the Smithsonian.

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#7
November 28, 2010 at 14:35:38

... "OtheHill" maybe the jack socket has a solder joint crack more info here


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#8
November 28, 2010 at 19:25:02

I don't think so, the charger worked fine until the laptop was stored long enough for the battery to go flat. Being as it wouldn't even run Windows I didn't want to spring for a battery. I just think the battery but be in place and haave some charge in order for the laptop to boot.

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#9
November 29, 2010 at 06:47:36

Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

See response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

If there is nothing wrong with your AC adapter or it's connection and the jack in the laptop.......

Laptop main batteries usually work as they should for a year or so, then they begin to rapidly deteriorate. From what I've seen, by two years they cannot be charged to anywhere near their full capacity, and it gets worse after that.
They often develop internal shorts when they are older. If the battery gets HOT rather than just warm after you have attempted to charge it for at least a half hour, or after you have been using the laptop for a while with the AC adapter plugged in, it's definitely internally shorted and you must replace it. Internally shorted batteries getting too hot have been known to cause the laptop to catch on fire.

Tips about battery charging problems on Dell laptops - may apply to other makes.
See response 3 in this by iTech:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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