Thanks. Thats what I thought but I wanted to make sure. Even though I have two batteries, I hate it when laptop batteries don't hold their charge. That and the fact that the battery life on my XPS is horrible.
I remove mine. I left it for a few days plugged in and computer went to sleep and hibernation couple of times during the night. This resulted in the battery loosing about 7 percent of its charge... total loss is now 17%
so, I just keep it out at 30 percent of charge. I use it as a desktop anyway, so I dont need it in.
i just have CC until 2010 so i have absolutely no retuals with my lappy in that sence i just use it.
from my experience leaving the battery in will short its life compared to taking it out but by how much who knows and some types of battery dont like to sit around doing nothing so its all abit relative.
You can check yuor battery with the button on the battery ? i can and a year on it still says its no problems not that i really use the battery on this 1710 often.
I believe there is a utility in QuickSet that let's you check the condition of the battery. It has seemed to be pretty good for me and has let me know when the battery is going bad.
The first warning was of course ignored, but in about a week, I noticed degraded performance. This was with my m1210 and playing games with video full kilt. Since then I bought a new battery and have set it to 'balanced' and it is doing well.
As for leaving it plugged in, my m170 battery is still fine and I always run that on AC (with battery connected).
There is no reason to run on battery other than transporting your laptop from one AC adapter to another. If you want to run on battery, you bought the wrong model. Even just idling with Powermizer, CPU undervolted, and LCD on lowest setting I only get and hour and fifteen minutes. The battery only supplies 11.1VDC, whereas the AC adapter supplies 19VDC. You will always be at a disadvantage on battery power.
I leave mine in on both my laptops. The first in my sig is used like a desktop mostly, so I keep the battery in mainly as a backup source incase the power goes out (hey, better to be safe than sorry). For the second one in my sig, I have it on battery about 50% of the time. I'll average about 1.5 hours of battery life before Windows starts yelling at me to plug it in, but I'm fine with that.
Like others have said, "wear and tear" is unavoidable. Eventually, you'll have to buy a new battery, but that's fine.
Good thread... This is one of the questions I've always wanted to ask, but never got around to.
It seems about 50/50 on leaving in and taking out.
Where the i9300 has a foot on the end of the battery, I've always left it in, so the laptop sits flat and doesn't rock and tip.
Is there such a thing as a "dummy" battery for the i9300 (and other models that use this particular part number battery)? Like a hollowed out shell just to fill the hole so that "foot" is there keeping the laptop level?
If not, how hard would it be to get a dead battery and pop it open, pull the guts out and make a "dummy"??