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

08 Aug 2017   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

So you`re saying the battery is removed, and the pc is plugged into the wall socket and it still won`t power on ?

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18 Nov 2017   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi All,

I saw this thread and have registered specially to answer within this thread as a friend asked me this exact question and directed me to this thread.

There is no reason why you can't take out a battery from your laptop while it is switched on with power supply connected. I have done it lots of times, I even did it while writing this response (Dell XPS)...

While the computer is plugged in to a functioning power supply, this is the main power supply and the battery is either charging or not supplying the laptop. If this wasn't the case then you could not use your laptop without the battery reducing to low charge and the laptop switching off.

While I would not recommend taking the battery out while the laptop is switched on and without a power supply attached, it would not damage the laptop and there is a low likelihood of it causing issues with your operating system. More likely you would reinstall the battery / insert the power plug and windows throws complaints about windows not being turned off correctly. Non-Saved work maybe lost.

Creditations; I have been building / working with computers since mid 1980's and I am an electrical / electronic engineer.

Just wanted to cap this thread off as its the first that comes up when you google this question.
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