(Dell Inspiron 8200...Windows XP Home Edition)
Does keeping your laptop plugged in, or keeping the battery in your laptop while its plugged in, eventually damage the battery over time? These are the reasons for me asking this:
Back when I first got my laptop, I could keep it running on it's battery alone for a few good hours before I even had to think about finding an outlet. Now, it can only go for about 50 minutes before I only have 5% of my battery power left.
I heard from a friend that keeping a battery charging, while it is already fully charged, can damage the battery in some way.
Is this true, and if so, is there any way I can save my battery now? (For instance, would taking the battery out while my laptop is plugged in be any better for the battery's life span, and would the battery life span eventually go back to normal?)
Thanks in advance