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so i got a new laptop and i dont remember where i read it, but whats the deal with leaving it plugged in all the time? my current laptop will die after 5mins of being unplugged, is this cause i always left it plugged in? what kinda cycle should i keep of charging it?




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Yes, it's because you always left it plugged in with the battery charged. The battery builds a memory, so yours is pretty much junk, time for a new one.

What I like to do with laptops is fully charge the battery then pull it out and use the laptop plugged in if at all possible. If I'm not near an outlet or something like that I've got a fully charged battery ready to go.
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If you're going to store a (lithium ion) laptop battery for some length of time run it down to about 50% and check it every other month or so.
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so if the laptop is off i should just let it remain unplugged?




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so i got a new laptop and i dont remember where i read it, but whats the deal with leaving it plugged in all the time? my current laptop will die after 5mins of being unplugged, is this cause i always left it plugged in? what kinda cycle should i keep of charging it?
How old is that battery?




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Yep. Laptop batteries, and pretty much any other batteries for that matter, should be cycled to eliminate this issue. Replace the battery, and in the next one make sure you let it drain at least once a week, then charge it back up... that should extend battery life.

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How old is that battery?
on the sony, its a couple years old, im asking to make sure i dont screw up my new laptop that i just got...




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I just bought one and once it is charged I unplug it. Just charge it up then run it down. i wasnt sure what is best either.

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