Running laptop with shot battery

  Spiny 10:33 04 Nov 08

I have just aquired a Dell Inspiron 6000 and it appears the battery has had it. It is constantly recharging and won't hold a charge. Am I doing any harm to the BIOS by using the PC with the mains adaptor, while the battery is in this state? Is it possible to stop the battery from attempting to recharge, as I am quite happy using the mains adaptor permanently?

  dogtrack 10:40 04 Nov 08

Take the battery out you do not need it in. Unless you use it as a weight balance when useing it on your I do with an old machine of mine.

  palinka 16:37 04 Nov 08

No problem - just continue using mains permanently and take the battery out. I've used mine like that for the last 3 years and it's fine.

  Spiny 21:39 06 Nov 08

Thanks for that.

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