As we all known, laptop has become an indispensable tool in our work and life. Because the laptop is expensive, so we may use it for a long time. But the battery power can’t hold long if the laptop has been used for more than 3 years. In this case, many people will chose to buy a new battery instead of spending more money on a new laptop. But what should we do when we receive the new battery from our seller?
We should open the pack of the battery carefully to avoid unexpected damage. Then check the battery seriously to see if there is any visible damages on the surface of the battery during the transit. If there is any, we can contact the seller. Generally, the seller provide 30 days money back and 1-year Warranty.
Install the new battery to laptop correctly. This slot is typically located on the underside or back of your laptop. Here are tips to install the new battery: turn off the machine, unplug the charger, remove the old battery, and then press and hold the power button several times (press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds each time), so that the static electricity in the circuit of the machine can be eliminated. Then reinstall the new battery and plug in the power source. If we can see a battery symbol in the lower right corner of the computer screen after turning on the computer, and move the mouse to the battery symbol to display the percentage of power, it means that the battery is installed correctly.
Sometimes, we may need tools to install. If it is difficult for we to do this, we can seek help from our local professional technicians.
Discharge the new battery to about 20%. (Full battery discharges should be avoided, because this stresses the battery a lot and can even damage it. It's recommended to perform partial discharges to capacity levels of 20~30% and frequent charges, instead of performing a full discharging. ) Then plug in our original laptop charger and charge the battery for 24 hours. A 24-hour charge makes sure the battery is full and helps with the battery's life expectancy.
Many laptop users wonder if there is a need to remove the battery when A/C is plugged in. In fact, it depends on the situation. Having a battery fully charged and the A/C plugged in is not harm to laptop, because as soon as the charge level reaches 100%, the battery stops receiving charging energy and this energy is bypassed directly to the power supply system of the laptop. However there is a disadvantage in keeping the battery in its socket when the A/C is plugged in, but only if it's currently suffering from excessive heating caused by the laptop hardware.
- In a normal usage, if the laptop doesn't get too hot (CPU and Hard Disk around 40ºC to 50ºC) the battery should remain in the laptop socket;
- In an intensive usage which leads to a large amount of heat produced (i.e. Games, temperatures above 60ºC) the battery should be removed from the socket in order to prevent unexpected heating.
In conclusion, pay more attention to the new battery when use it for the first time will extend the life of the battery, so we should keep these in mind and do it as adviced.
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