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I have a laptop with a 9-cell battery but I basically use my computer as a desktop. I have separate keyboard, and mouse which I use. I have had my computer since Aug 20th, and have not yet used the battery.

Is there something I should do in order to maintain my battery life?

My friend told me to drain it once a week and fill it back up, and I have also heard that leaving my computer plugged at night is bad.

Is this true? And what should I do regarding my battery if im not really planning on using all that much?

I will use it on vacations and stuff in the future, and at University,. :happy:


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Edited by wellsbbs, 09 November 2012 - 08:44 PM.

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:welcome: wellsbbs

1: Charge your laptop's battery to its full capacity before first using it, unless it has already been fully charged by the manufacturer.

2: Unplug your laptop and run it on battery power to discharge the battery once a week or every other week.

3: Occasionally run the battery down to almost 0 percent and then recharge it.

4: Never allow the battery to fully discharge and then leave it that way.

I hope that this answers your question.
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