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#1 sarkar

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:00 PM

I have a lenovo Ideapad Z560 laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. From today morning I am getting a red cross over battery icon in task bar. Clicking on battery icon shows a notification which says "There is a problem with your battery,so your computer might shut down suddenly. Consider replacing battery". I bought it in Sept 2010. So I think I need to replace the battery with a new one.

 

But if I don't replace the battery immediately(I am planing to buy a new battery after few months) and continue to use the laptop by connecting it to AC main will there be any problem ?  Will it cause any harm to my system ? 

 

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#2 zingo156

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:06 PM

It should not cause any harm to your system to use it with the battery failing. If the power is disconnected, you may lose power suddenly and possibly lose anything you are working on so save frequently. Sometimes a bad battery might cause a computer to fail to power on, this mostly happened with Compaq and HP machines. You can remove the battery and just run off the power adapter in most cases.

 

When replacing a battery: I ONLY recommend replacing with a genuine brand name battery, I have had nearly no luck with generic cheap batteries. For certain go to a store and try the battery out if you go the generic route.

 

Batteries typically last 1-3 years. 3 years is more than expected. I would say you are due for a new battery. Best of luck.


Edited by zingo156, 29 December 2014 - 12:07 PM.

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