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Is It Ok To Use Laptop If Battery Is Removed?

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#1 D_Vincent


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:44 AM

I have an older ibm laptop and the past week the battery wont charge however I just plug it in and use it...I was using laptop today plugged in however it just shut off for no reason...I couldnt get it to start again so i removed the battery...the compter turned on after that however screen wouldnt show so I went to IBM forum and followed instructions on how to get screen back...I unplugged laptop...pressed on start button 10 times in a row one right after another then held the power button down for 25 seconds (computer is off while doing it)...I then plugged it in and the screen and computer is running normally now...not sure why the pressing of start button while laptop was unplugged worked however the guy who helped said it was in order to completely discharge the capacitors, etc.

I want to know is it alright to run laptop without battery in it or should I get a new battery?

I have an old IBM thinkpad R31

I also wanted to know how old is the IBM thinkpad R31...what year was it made.

Thanks for any replies in advance.

Edited by D_Vincent, 22 February 2008 - 12:48 AM.

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:29 AM

Hey D Vincent.

It's perfectly fine to run a laptop off AC power without the battery. Under normal conditions, no harm shall come to you.

As for its age... I'm not sure. The specs and pictures that came up in Google lead me to estimate that it's a late '90s or early 2000's model. Check the stickers and markings (usually on the underside, perhaps concealed by the battery) for dates of manufacture and such. That should give you a ballpark figure.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:50 AM

Year of debut: http://www.digit-life.com/archive.shtml?2002/1105


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