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Old 02-13-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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Question Proper Maintenance of Laptop Batteries

i just got a new laptop, and i am reading completely conflicting reports as far as proper ways to maintain battery life.

i was under the impression that if you leave the laptop plugged in most of the time it constantly cycles, hovering the battery around 99% shortening its life. i just read that nothing matters a significant amount to even worry about it as long as the battery is fully discharged/recharged every couple of months. i'd also read that discharging your battery to 30% then charging back to 100% is best, never leaving it plugged in except to charge.

so yeah, i don't even know what to think anymore.

would leaving the computer plugged in and on for most of the day and unplugging and discharging the battery fully once a day be okay, because ideally that is how i would like to use my laptop.

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