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Old 10-07-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Battery Recall


I have a Toshiba Equium laptop,I keep getting a message to change my battery.I hav e checked the list of batteries on recall.I do not find mine listed.Can I safely ignore this message.I keep my laptop plugged into the socket,to keep the battery charged,is this safe to do?as the message also states danger of explosian and fire if overheating.Thank You.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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I keep getting a message to change my battery.
From whom? An email? Does the OS pop up a message saying you need to replace your battery? Do you use Ubuntu, as your icon suggests?

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I hav e checked the list of batteries on recall.I do not find mine listed.Can I safely ignore this message.
I find it more likely that the message is saying that the battery is worn out, rather than it's been recalled.

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I keep my laptop plugged into the socket,to keep the battery charged,is this safe to do?as the message also states danger of explosian and fire if overheating.Thank You.
I'm not sure about safe, but it's certainly not advisable - it shortens the battery life (and is almost certainly why it's saying you should replace the battery: you've worn it out). Laptops do tend to get very hot while charging; I don't know whether it's any more dangerous if you leave it on all the time, but I wouldn't if at all possible. Leave it to run down while you use it normally, and then charge it up again and unplug it when it reaches full battery. Rinse, lather, repeat.

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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I'm not sure about safe, but it's certainly not advisable - it shortens the battery life (and is almost certainly why it's saying you should replace the battery: you've worn it out). Laptops do tend to get very hot while charging; I don't know whether it's any more dangerous if you leave it on all the time, but I wouldn't if at all possible. Leave it to run down while you use it normally, and then charge it up again and unplug it when it reaches full battery. Rinse, lather, repeat.

Hope this helps,
This is incorrect with modern lithium ion batteries. What you said is the old way of thinking with nickel-based batteries that had a "memory", and it no longer applies. With modern laptops, you should leave them plugged in as often as possible. The battery life WILL decrease over time, but this has nothing to do with use, as it will happen if the battery is just sitting on a shelf as well. Constantly draining and recharging the battery will lower its capacity significantly more than leaving it plugged in. I would provide a link on this, but if you just search on Google for "leave laptop plugged in battery" or similar, you'll get hundreds of sites saying the same thing.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 02:44 AM   #4
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This is incorrect with modern lithium ion batteries. What you said is the old way of thinking with nickel-based batteries that had a "memory", and it no longer applies.
Hm, good job you read this thread then, then :P
 
  


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