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Can I run my laptop without the battery? 

 October 8, 2021

By  Phil Borges

Can I run my laptop without the battery? This is a question that many people ask when they are trying to maintain their computer's battery life. In this post, we will detail out how you can use your laptop without the battery and what each option entails. We'll also talk about what you should do if your laptop is plugged in without the battery.

Can I run my laptop without the battery?

Running a laptop without its battery may depend on the type of laptop you have. Some laptops can run without their battery, but they are not recommended to do so because they may damage your laptop's hardware over time.

If the battery is completely dead or no longer working and you need to use your laptop now, then look for a power outlet available. Bring out your laptop's power cord or charger and plugin it in the power outlet. Don't forget to remove the defective battery from the laptop to avoid any electrical problems or overheating. For it to work, your laptop should be connected to a power source at all times. It would turn off instantly if you unplug it, much like a typical desktop computer.

The only downside is that you will not be able to move your laptop around while it is plugged in because the power cord will limit your movement. Once it's disconnected from the power supply, your work may be interrupted, and you'll have to start all over again. The batteries on laptops were designed to give mobility in the first place to users. If the battery is malfunctioning, then it might cause more problems than you can imagine. Carrying your laptop with one hand and the power cord on the other is not an easy task by any means.

Is it safe to use the laptop without the battery?

It is safe to use the laptop without its battery as long as you are familiar with how this procedure works. Just make sure that the following are attended:

  • The recommended charger must be connected securely to the laptop and into an AC outlet.
  • Limit your movement with the laptop as you might forget that it's connected to a power source.
  • You should be careful and avoid touching the contacts/pins that were formerly linked to the battery since doing so can cause a short circuit or even become a health risk.

It's not fully recommended to use your laptop without a battery. So when you think it's not working as it should, perhaps you want to consider replacing the battery so you can continue using it.

What are the risks of running a laptop without its battery?

The risks of running a laptop without its battery are that the performance is not as good, you have to use an external power source when working with it because your computer will run out of energy quickly.

Running a laptop without a battery increases the danger of losing data and even component damage because the device will immediately turn off if the electricity goes out while it is plugged in. This might be riskier if you live in areas that are prone to frequent power outages. Your laptop's OS or hardware is prone to get damaged when the power goes on and off frequently.

Conclusion

Laptops are designed to be mobile devices, so if they lose battery power, then it may affect how well it works in general. Keeping the battery in its best working condition is the best way to ensure your laptop will work properly.

If you notice that your laptop's battery is beginning to have decreased battery life, then you should take the initiative to research how much it will cost for a new one. If your laptop is currently out of warranty, then this may be something that needs to be done sooner rather than later.

Laptop batteries are not cheap either; they can cost hundreds to replace depending on the type of battery. You should try charging them to full capacity and then letting them drain all the way down before using your laptop again. This will ensure that you will get the most out of its battery life for as long as possible.

It is also ideal that you carry a power bank with you or purchase a new one if need be. Just be sure that the power bank you will purchase has the appropriate voltage for your laptop.

You can also send your laptop to an authorized repair shop so they can check if the battery is having any issues. If the battery is beginning to have issues, then they will be able to repair (if necessary) or replace it for you.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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