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Lounge => General Computers and Gaming => Topic started by: Chocofreak13 on October 24, 2010, 02:04:35 PM

Title: *raises hand* question!
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 24, 2010, 02:04:35 PM
do you think it's worth it to unplug when your laptop's battery is at 100% charge?

i've been hearing that it's bad for the battery. speedy's been through so much that i'm nervous about this (any other time i'd just shrug it off). besides, if the battery craps out, i'm not sure i'd have the cash for a new one.

i have a reason for keeping it plugged in--the backlight in the screen turns off to save power if it's not. i suppose i could adjust the power settings, but 1. i'm not sure it's a windows thing and 2. it's easier just to maintain the charge. also, i keep a cooling pad underneat speedy, so the battery doesn't have to worry about too much heat.

is this a guilty thing, or is it something so small i can ignore it and not lose any sleep?

opinions?
Title: *raises hand* question!
Post by: Red-Machine on October 24, 2010, 02:05:32 PM
Take the battery out and only use it when you need the portability.  It's what I do.
Title: *raises hand* question!
Post by: Dr. Kraus on October 24, 2010, 07:21:48 PM
Same, I just happened to score a new laptop from a company whom didn't want it. Take the battery out when I'm not moving because the battery will last longer.
Title: *raises hand* question!
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 25, 2010, 10:36:13 PM
thankyou ^^ i'll try to make that a habit...
Title: *raises hand* question!
Post by: PizzaDrill on October 26, 2010, 10:16:38 AM
Yeah I need to do that too. I need to pick up a new battery for my laptop but eeeeeugh $110USD. And my laptop is a sager, so I won't be able to find any third-party replacements. Not that I'd trust a third-party battery, anyway...