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Sony Vaio Laptop battery question

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Should a Sony Vaio laptop run on AC power with the battery removed?

My daughter just bought a used one today.
I'm installing software and setting things up for her when the warning came up that the battery was about dead. The laptop was plugged into AC power all this time. I removed the battery but it will not run without the battery installed. Is this normal? Is the battery defective? My Compaq runs fine with the battery removed.

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SOME laptops will not run without the battery even if they're plugged into the wall....let's call it...poor planning...the way some manufacturer's (not that many any more) wire their laptops...the electrical circuit isn't complete without the battery in the middle (supposedly this ensures that there are less failures as far as battery charging are concerned since the electricity HAS to go through the battery)...if the battery has been in the laptop this whole time (with the thing plugged into the wall) then the battery might be deffective...though there is a chance that the circuitry that controls the charging has failed as well...only real way to test it is with a known good battery.
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