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Work Without Battery - A/c Only?


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#1 Nerdnot

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 03:43 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite M115 laptop. Can I safely run the laptop on A/C without the battery in it? Is there any harm using a laptop with A/C only and no battery inside? Also, would a laptop work on A/C only without a battery in it????

My thinking is that when I use the laptop at home - I never use the battery power. I figure that the heat generated by the computer is just "cooking" my battery all the time and will eventually reduce it's power when I need it traveling.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 03:49 PM

Your assumption about cooking the battery is correct and yes it would be wiser to run the laptop at home without the battery and the a/c adapter pluged in that is if the laptop will run with out the battery (some will and some won't) Good luck with it and let me know :->

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 03:57 PM

There was a thread about this recently - a search would probably locate it. The opinion was that it's best not to have the battery in - but you don't want the battery to die either, so you'll have to give it some exercise periodically.

Way too much work for me! I just store my battery away until I need it and then charge it up before using it.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:28 PM

:trumpet: Thanks for the info about using only AC power with the battery left in. I too run a Toshiba M115 & almost always use my AC Adapter. I seldom use the battery. :thumbsup: I'll have to check it out 2 & see if my comp. will run on AC without the battery in. If I'm thinking right :inlove: I read something in the manual about using the battery periodicly & letting it run down & then recharging it to keep the little devil healthy, I'll check it out. :flowers: :cool: Does this sound about right to U usasma??

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:33 PM

Yep, but then you've gotta remember to charge the battery (and then to discharge it) - so it's just a PITA to me. I leave mine out and only charge it when I'm going to need it. If it shortens the battery life - so be it! :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:41 PM

:thumbsup: Think you probably have the right idea, think I'll give it a whirl and see how we do !! :inlove:
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:08 PM

Thanks for the info.

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