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I have a three-month-old Toshiba Laptop with a battery alrea

<font size="5">I have a three-month-old Toshiba Laptop with a battery already installed at the time I purchased it. I keep it in my house plugged into an electric outlet. My question is this: If my battery dies out can I still use the Laptop plugged into the electric outlet? Would I have to remove the dead battery or can I keep the dead battery in? Would keeping the dead battery in cause any damage to my Laptop? Thank you for your response. user470
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Re: dead battery

That depends on how Toshiba engineered it. You'll only find out when it happens, I'm afraid.

But you can try already now what happens if you remove the battery. Does it still run? Then it will also run if you remove a dead battery.
If it doesn't run without battery, however, only Toshiba knows if it will run with a dead battery. For that, you'll have to wait and see.


Kees

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To answer you have to tell what battery failure it is.

We have many failure modes such as:
1. Simply empty or depleted and will charge back up (normal!)
2. It's dead and gone. Failures such as contacts, cells gone, etc.
3. It's dead and leaching power (all sorts from little to a lot)

Unless we define which failure and even then it's up to the electronics designer to write what happens.
Bob

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