non removable laptop battery advice please

  sunnystaines 13 Feb 13
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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 13 Feb 13

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

  sunnystaines 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 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 14 Feb 13

xox

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 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 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 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 14 Feb 13

nickf

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 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 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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