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# 180528 12-Sep-2015 12:53
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My battery and power adapter died. Replaced the power adapter but the battery wont charge. Have tried deleting the windows acpi etc in hardware settings, no dice. When it reboots with battery, the charging icon starts to go but after about 5 raises it just stops. Its a 6 year old battery.

I want to use it as a media center and living room PC for my 50" 1080p. Is it safe to leave it on my TV stand/unit and run without a battery? Im wondering if its a fire risk or anything.

Also any DIY hacks to get a bit more juice out of a battery 5600mah, I saw the put it in the freezer thing but thought thats likely just urban legend?

Cheers

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  # 1386188 12-Sep-2015 12:56
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Should be fine with battery unattached. Just replace the battery if you need it to work, they're not that expensive, especially if you get third party - which can be lower quality.

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  # 1386191 12-Sep-2015 13:04
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I run my laptop with battery when ever it's plugged into mains for any length of time, no problem for the laptop and better for the battery. Remember to store the battery in a cool dry location with the terminals protected




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  # 1386202 12-Sep-2015 13:46
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MikeB4: I run my laptop with battery when ever it's plugged into mains for any length of time, no problem for the laptop and better for the battery. Remember to store the battery in a cool dry location with the terminals protected


Do you mean with or without?

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  # 1386205 12-Sep-2015 14:02
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Run my laptop all the time without battery, runs cooler, only thing wrong I see is exposed terminals and easier access for dust into laptop, but if it's out of the way it should be fine



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  # 1386215 12-Sep-2015 14:11
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Ok cool guys. The cheapest replacement I could find was a lower 4400mah for $60, the 5600mah is like $130. Worth more than the old lappy hehe. Id like to use it as a lappy, but if I cant should make ok HTPC as has a g210m which plays 1080p fine. Aside from streaming netflix would only be used for web browsing.

Speaking of which, best way to secure it would be to set a firewall up to only allow port 80?

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  # 1386223 12-Sep-2015 14:28
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timmmay:
MikeB4: I run my laptop with battery when ever it's plugged into mains for any length of time, no problem for the laptop and better for the battery. Remember to store the battery in a cool dry location with the terminals protected


Do you mean with or without?


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Billions od blue blistering barnacles and thousands of thundering typhoons, my dammed one handed typing.  Yes you are right WITHOUT

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  # 1386234 12-Sep-2015 15:17
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Hi it is clear that your laptop battery is toast. Using the laptop without the battery installed should technically not be a problem, it will operate like a PC which is not connected to a UPS. As far as hazards go. It will be wise to replace the battery to ensure normal operation and the battery connectors are not exposed under the laptop. Alternatively fit an insulated cover over the battery compartment. Not sure about the cooling thing but electrical theory does indicate that there is better conductivity under lower temperature.

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