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01-03-2010 09:35 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Dilbeck

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Should you let your laptop run down all the way before recharging? Mine is almost always plugged in to the ac outlet but when I go to use it outside it only last 15min or so. Is there a way to get more time out of them. Its a 6month old laptop.

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01-03-2010 09:48 PM  7 years agoPost 2
hbk2owner

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sometimes with laptops if you always have it on charge it will mess with them or the battery is just shot. Do you have a warrenty on it?

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01-03-2010 09:49 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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I have killed my laptop battery because I hardly ever used it. So now it holds zero charge. I wouldn't be concerned about running the battery all the way down before you charge it, but make sure you use the battery every so often.

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01-03-2010 09:52 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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I normally always leave it on the charger even when I am using it. Lately though, I have been taking it off the charger when I use it just to let the battery drain to "cycle" it through. I figured it can't hurt.

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01-03-2010 10:14 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Dilbeck

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Normally I let my cell phone run until it cries for a charge then recharge it and it last for a week. I think there should be a switch or something so as to disconnect the battery from the laptop so its not always on the charger when plugged in. I think im or have destroyed the battery life. Funny how we respect our lipo heli batteries but never give the laptop a second thought.

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01-03-2010 11:28 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Yug

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Why bother with the battery if it's allways powered by the mains. Chances are your laptop will work fine with the battery removed. Mine does

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01-03-2010 11:53 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Dilbeck

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Chances are your laptop will work fine with the battery removed. Mine does
Mine will also, but as soon as I pull the plug to go out by the pool, its done for!

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01-04-2010 12:41 AM  7 years agoPost 8
jcrack_corn

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lithium batteries do not need cycling. the computer has smart charging circuitry built in, leave it plugged in....6 months is too short, you should get a year or 2 out of most laptop batteries, you can probably see if manufacturer will cover under warranty.

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01-05-2010 04:35 AM  7 years agoPost 9
zaw

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Lituium Battery need no Cycling true but still chemicals in there can go dormant if they are fully charged all the time and not get exercise. Its like storing LIPO in full charge for long time.

What I do with my laptops are I use it down on battery power and plug in as needed. Never leave it plug in all the time, you have to keep using it on battery power until need to recharge. good batteries will last a long time.

I have 6 year old laptop which was used in field mostly on battery power, its a 1.6Ghz AMD from way back still get 3hr of battery life.

My current field laptop is Acer Aspire and that came with 2hr battery and 3 years later still have 2hr on full charge. I even think it gotten better as I used it.

I have customers who use laptops like desktop, stay stationary on their desk plugged in 24/7 their batteries go bad in a year.

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