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07 Nov 2012   #1

Laptop batteries?

Laptop batteries? After they die for good can you buy a new battery and still use the laptop?
I use my laptop as my main computer. Can you please answer these questions...

Q#1: I constantly have my laptop plugged in, but only when it's on or in use. Is this a bad thing or no?

Q#2: When the battery of a laptop dies for good, can you buy a new battery and still use the same laptop?

Please answer both questions.


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07 Nov 2012   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

In my opinion. I leave mine plugged in all the time. About once a month I run it on battery and drain the battery. As far as #2, yes, the battery can be replaced, but is pretty expensive and you need to be sure to buy the correct battery for your laptop.
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07 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

1. There's no harm in leaving it plugged in all the time, but as mentioned, you can help extend the life of your battery by occasionally draining it completely and then fully recharging it.

2. You can always buy a new battery for it. You can find ones cheap on eBay, but those tend to not last very long. Since this is your main computer, and if you plan to keep it for a while, I would suggest getting a real battery from the manufacturer or a trusted reseller.
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07 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

just before someone else tells you to do it, fill out your system specs using speccy or cpu id, this will ensure you get the most accurate answers and most appropriate for you
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