Do I need a battery for my laptop to work?

Question

Hi

Is it necessary to have a battery in order to operate a laptop if you have the adapter for the wall? I have a laptop that needs repair and a battery and have not used it in over a year. I am trying to save myself the expense of the battery if it is not necessary. I don't travel with it, if that helps, just for home use!

Answer

This question was answered on October 17, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

No, a laptop does not require a battery in order to operate A battery is what makes is mobile; but it can still function by being plug into an outlet Just don't leave it unplugged for a long time, like 10 years, or your laptop will lose the charge to keep data in memory.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on October 17, 2005