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06-05-2012, 06:32 AM
I am wondering if I should remove the battery when I am not using the computer on battery power. I am hoping to get it to last as long as possible. I think I heard that it would still work without the battery. Let me know folks.

06-05-2012, 07:50 AM
Good question. They aren't that expensive though are they?

06-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Oh yes they are!

06-05-2012, 05:37 PM
Here is an article on caring for laptop batteries from a trusted source: http://h20239.www2.hp.com/techcenter/battery/Battery_max.htm

I run my G74SX-A1 mostly as a desktop replacement that can go with me if needed. Since I spend 99.999% of the time plugged into A/C, I elected to remove the battery and have been running like this for 2 months without issue. I am tied into the same high end surge suppressor I use for my HDTV 2nd monitor. As per the article, I install the battery once a month, fully charge it, and run it back down to 40-50%, then remove it.