Re: Shutdown my Laptop? Why should I?
Derek Broughton wrote:
The user manual of my laptop (Toshiba A10) states I should decharge the
battery every month. Unfortunately, I was ignoring this warning. Now,
after three years of "desktop usage", I can get about one to two minutes
out of it.... So scary indeed! I haven't tried it myself, but is it
possible to plug into mains with the battery removed?
Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
Sean Perry on Thursday 13 Jul 2006 01:37 wrote:
That said, most laptop batteries degrade performance significantly if
left plugged into the mains 24/7. So only plug in for refills.
I've been using my laptop 24/7 plugged into the mains.
Can you refer me to some documentation which details about it ?
I'm not sure how "significant" the degradation is. I almost never use my
battery, but I leave it in, even when plugged in. It's down to about a 1hr
charge (originally 3) after 2 years. But I've been told best practices
won't give you much more than a 3 year life span, anyway.