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Windows 7: Is it safe to remove the laptop battery while the computer is on?

11 Apr 2013   #1
sisrace

 
Is it safe to remove the laptop battery while the computer is on?

I usally just put in my battery for charging so i can put it in the computer when i need to go somewhere and then when i come back and puts it in its desktop position ( If the battery is drained) I have the battery in the computer to charge it and then i take out the battery when its 100% charged ( While the laptop is on ) And sometimes i put in the battery too while the laptop is on. Can this do serious harm or is it harmless?


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11 Apr 2013   #2
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No while it is on it is not safe to do so even in sleep mode.
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11 Apr 2013   #3
sisrace

 

Hmmm.. Well thanks. good to hear now in the start. Thanks! Wont do it again promise
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11 Apr 2013   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Its fine. Removing the battery while the computer is plugged in is not going to harm the computer or the battery. They are smarter then your average battery. I don't know why people get so worked up over the battery, half the things they believe that harms the battery when in fact they don't. Like removing the battery when the computer is plugged in, will not extend the life of your battery. The act of charging and discharging alone kills the battery. There is also no way to over charge current laptop batteries.
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11 Apr 2013   #5
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Its fine. Removing the battery while the computer is plugged in is not going to harm the computer or the battery. They are smarter then your average battery. I don't know why people get so worked up over the battery, half the things they believe that harms the battery when in fact they don't. Like removing the battery when the computer is plugged in, will not extend the life of your battery. The act of charging and discharging alone kills the battery. There is also no way to over charge current laptop batteries.
When it is plugged in it is fine, but if the laptop is turned on itself it is not.
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11 Apr 2013   #6
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Its fine. Removing the battery while the computer is plugged in is not going to harm the computer or the battery. They are smarter then your average battery. I don't know why people get so worked up over the battery, half the things they believe that harms the battery when in fact they don't. Like removing the battery when the computer is plugged in, will not extend the life of your battery. The act of charging and discharging alone kills the battery. There is also no way to over charge current laptop batteries.
When you said pluged in did you ment that its on too?
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11 Apr 2013   #7
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Its fine it the laptop is shutdown completely. But if the laptop is turned on it's not. So if you have the charger plugged in and the laptop is turned off it's fine to take out the battery. But if you have the laptop turned on it's not.
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11 Apr 2013   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Its fine when it is turned on as well...The system that handles the battery is the same whether or not the system is turned on. It still functions the same way when it is plugged into a wall and turned off as it is turn on there is no difference in that aspect. Pulling the battery out while the computer is on and plugged in WILL NOT DAMAGE ANYTHING.

Understand something. Windows does not control the battery. The battery and its supporting circuity does not care whether you have Windows booted on not.

Benjy206, might be helpful if you provide some source for your information. As it stands, laptop batteries are made to be swapped out irregardless if the computer is turned on or off it makes no difference to the battery itself.
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11 Apr 2013   #9
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Its fine when it is turned on as well...The system that handles the battery is the same whether or not the system is turned on. It still functions the same way when it is plugged into a wall and turned off as it is turn on there is no difference in that aspect. Pulling the battery out while the computer is on and plugged in WILL NOT DAMAGE ANYTHING.

Understand something. Windows does not control the battery. The battery and its supporting circuity does not care whether you have Windows booted on not.

Benjy206, might be helpful if you provide some source for your information. As it stands, laptop batteries are made to be swapped out irregardless if the computer is turned on or off it makes no difference to the battery itself.
For the simple reason being. It all depends on the laptop. Yes most laptops out there are smart enough to handle it. But some are not as in my experience problems can occur. So I'm going to tell a user from my experience not to because I have seen problems. There is plenty of things out there that shouldn't be done like going inside a case without a ESD strap. Which I never had a problem doing without one. But still if a user ask's me should I wear one I will tell him yes. As for the same with a laptop there is a slight possibility that it could damage it so I'm not going to tell him it's ok. Do you understand me? I don't want to be held up for a user messing up his system
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