I am exposing my Laptop to any danger?
November 7, 2008 2:05pm CST
For the past few weeks i have been using my laptop in bed, mostly for watching movies, and too often i've been falling asleep with the power cord pluged in. Will it pose any danger to my laptop if the battery remains pluged in after the battery has been fully charged? Thanks in advance for your advices.
7 Nov 08
Laptops are computers built to work both on battery and on power. There isn't any difference if you leave the power cord plugged in while the battery is still inside after it has been charged because once the charging is complete, the laptop doesn't use the battery go get power, it uses only the electricity. So you have nothing to be worried about.
7 Nov 08
I forgot to ask, what do you mean you use your laptop in bed? Do you have the laptop on a table next to the bed or together with you on the bed? If you have it on the bed, that could seriously damage your laptop. Laptops are famous for overheating and having it in bed instead of a steady hard surface makes things much worse.
8 Nov 08
nothing to worry about this jmp_72. if you'd read your laptop's manual it's actually recommended for you to use the power cord instead of the battery if you have to. the purpose of the battery is when we don't have any source of electricity or power outlet wherever we may be. and if ever we are to charge the battery we can actually use the laptop because if it has 100% charge already, it'll stop charging & will get power source straight from the outlet. if you'd also notice that it's the screen is brighter when we use the AC cord. use your laptop like a a regular desktop. just make sure though that it has enough air especially when it's in your bed. laptops has small fans inside it so if it's turned on for how many hours it'll get hot. i do watch movies as well & place my laptop in my bed but i make sure it has ventilation. i suggest you buy a laptop cooler.