Help settle an argument please.
October 15, 2007 9:38am CST
OK so I got a new laptop and I had it at my sisters house. There was a family friend there who started a little argument. I told my sister that her battery needed to be charged on her laptop before she could use it. And Curtis (the friend) said that a laptop will work without its battery as long as its plugged into the wall outlet. Is this true? Can a laptop work without the battery installed as long as its plugged in?
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17 Oct 07
Sure. As long as it is plugged in, the battery does nothing but charge. I have used my laptop with the battery removed before with no issues. The battery is just a cordless way of using a laptop for a while but isn't necessary if you have an outlet nearby. Answering from email so you probably got 100 of the same answers. Apologies if I repeated what others may have said.
2 Nov 07
I think it works that way, even with a Mac. I'm on a Mac, but I don't recall if it did work without a battery the last time I removed it and just kept the power plug/adapter on.. But I do know that with PC laptops, the computers work fine without the battery, just the AC adapter.