Fri, 28 Jun 2002 13:34:54 -0500 (CDT)
can you safely run a thinkpad with the battery out?
On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, James Hawtin wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Cynthia Eliason wrote:
> > My thinkpad 600 normally is used plugged in. I unplugged it this
> > evening when a thunderstorm started. The battery charge indicator
> > had been saying it had a full charge. A few minutes later it had
> > turned itself off. The orange light is blinking, saying the battery
> > needs charging. I plugged it in, and the orange light is still
> > blinking. It's supposed to be on solid if the battery is charging. I
> > turned the computer on and the little green light comes on but the
> > screen stays dark.
> > Do I need new battery?
> > Cindy Eliasaon
> Yup thats exactly what you need the 600 is very good at killing batteries
> particularly if you use them plugged in all the time....
> Some tips (to late now) for prolonging the life of it.... Remove battery
> when it has been charged....
> If its going to be unused for a while, keep battery in a discharged state.
> When using the battery run it down fully before charging it back up
> again... Ie don't plug is as soon as you get access to a power socket...
> wait till its almost dead...
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