non removable laptop battery advice please

  sunnystaines 19:43 13 Feb 13

my new samsung series 7 laptop, does not have a removable battery. now my logic was to remove battery once charged if using at home on the mains.

now cannot do that so which option is advised please

1] keep plugged into mains in use at home [most of time] or 2] when battery charged unplug mains run of battery till it needs charging, then keep repeating this option.

  Nontek 19:55 13 Feb 13

I leave mine permanently plugged into mains, without removing battery. My laptop is one year old exactly, no problems whatsoever.

  sunnystaines 20:01 13 Feb 13

nontek thanks, did no know about this till i went to remove it and found no option, then read the manual which said battery non removable but gave no further advice.

  xox101 21:53 13 Feb 13

Leave the laptop plugged in and if you remember run it off the battery once a month.

There may be a download on the Samsung site to enable you to limit the battery's charge to half. I remember one being available for the sammy netbook I bought for my daughter and a couple of Lenovo laptops I set up for friends.

  sunnystaines 08:44 14 Feb 13


thanks, it has a battery long life option where it charges to 80% which i had already set.

is this a new trend in laptops i wonder, battery life is very good, lasted over 5 hours which included installing, deleting,scanning, surfing etc while setting up pc.

  Secret-Squirrel 09:37 14 Feb 13

Sunny, all laptop batteries have a finite number of charge/discharge cycles before they stop working so I think the best thing you can do in your situation is to leave it plugged in all the time.

  spuds 10:00 14 Feb 13

Reading this posting as got me rather concerned, because does this now mean, that the manufacturer's are now telling us that there is a life-span to their products, and possibly a short one at that?.

On a personal note, I have had a number of 'non-serviceable' items, but on a little bit of investigation or experimenting, found that you could make them serviceable. One particular item is smoke detectors, with the non-serviceable battery. I have been able to change these units without further issues, it just meant removing the security tab, so exposing a battery, which may have failed well before time.

  nickf 10:31 14 Feb 13

SPUDS I`m afraid that's the way our economic system is geared . Companies don't want things fixed , they want to sell you a new one !

  spuds 11:17 14 Feb 13


Fully agree with you, but others might state that this is all due to aggresive competition and the consumer wanting and demanding cheaper commodities and services?

  scotty 12:26 14 Feb 13

Was unaware of this trend of providing non-removable batteries in laptops. I will look out for this on any future purchases and avoid like the plague. It needs consumers to take a stand to stop manufacturers taking liberties like this.

  scotty 12:28 14 Feb 13

Just to add to the above rant, I have had laptops stop operating and refuse to start up until the battery was removed. This could be more serious with one of these Samsung laptops.

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