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DeathRuler
12-27-2012, 09:06 PM
Hey guys i own a g73jh-A1 ...and use it for everything, gaming surfing and stuff... i wanted to ask you all what would happen if i never took the battery out?
Actually the thing is that my windows got corrupted cause the light went in my house.. and i always had the battery detached to keep it preserved... i keep my laptop on for long periods of time cause of downloads and stuff .. So now i fear something like my windows getting corrupt again ...what would u guys suggest i should do ? keep the battery in at all times and keep the laptop plugged too or take my chances with the windows if i dont want to damage my battery too?... im not rich or anything so cant keep on buying battery again and again :P
Please also suggest a reason for ur opinion.

cl-scott
12-27-2012, 11:35 PM
For the most part, nothing. There are some people who obsess over these things, who I tend to ignore by and large. Odds are the battery will last longer than you have the unit, so I don't see any particular reason to take all these special precautions. It's all well and good to try and manage resources so you have something in reserve if you need it, but if you have a rainy day fund that you refuse to dip into even though it's pouring outside, what is the point?

Moradeth
12-28-2012, 12:25 AM
Hey guys i own a g73jh-A1 ...and use it for everything, gaming surfing and stuff... i wanted to ask you all what would happen if i never took the battery out?
Actually the thing is that my windows got corrupted cause the light went in my house.. and i always had the battery detached to keep it preserved... i keep my laptop on for long periods of time cause of downloads and stuff .. So now i fear something like my windows getting corrupt again ...what would u guys suggest i should do ? keep the battery in at all times and keep the laptop plugged too or take my chances with the windows if i dont want to damage my battery too?... im not rich or anything so cant keep on buying battery again and again :P
Please also suggest a reason for ur opinion.

I've had a few batteries die before the laptop (bad cell usually), but at most I've only ever had to replace them once per laptop, so I don't think it's a huge deal. I don't think it's necessary, I haven't had to replace a battery on either of my last two laptops, but if you're paranoid about it then yeah go ahead and take those precautions. For the most part, I just keep it in all the time and every other month drain it then charge it back to full.

Zygomorphic
12-28-2012, 01:37 AM
Just leave it in, and I am moving this thread to the appropriate laptop sub-section. :) No worries about the move, it's really easy.

Batteries tend to wear out because of frequent slight discharge/charge cycles, so if it is constantly plugged in, it gets little wear. More than likely, you will decide to upgrade your unit before the battery's wear becomes an issue.

GottiBoi55
12-28-2012, 01:59 AM
Just keep the battery in, with today's "smart batteries" that shouldn't be a problem.

I sold my friend a five year old "HP Pavilion" laptop, the battery never been out, and it's still running strong!

Fire
12-28-2012, 03:28 AM
The first thing I go when I buy a laptop is take the battery out and NEVER use it unless I need to

The so called batteries are smart these days and will disconnetion from charging once their full is a bunch of bull $hit

I learned my lesson the hard way after having many batteries die that included an HP DV5, a SONY VAIO SZ Premium, and a Toshiba Satellite

Take it the heck out man! dont damage it just for the minor chance of the power being out.

even when the power goes out the laptop would just shut down I dont know how on earth you corrupted your windows must have had a shaky windows installation or app

DeathRuler
12-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Well thats some diverse opinions :p According to Fire's experiences batterys dieing out quick by keeping it in.... and the rest say it has little damage... But then again different companies have different battery types...and i heard somewhere asus laptop batteries are very weak or something unlike hp or dells ...So i should keep it out.. But if the battery time remains the same if i have it plugged in all the time for atleast 2 years approx then id keep it in.. .Do you guys think itl last for 2 years ?

DeathRuler
12-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Asus g73jh-A1 's battery time is very bad as it is .... its 1.5 hrs no matter what kind of work you do :p
So i dont know what good will a battery do if it does less than this within a year if i keep it plugged it in all the time :P

Clintlgm
12-28-2012, 03:05 PM
My Asus M70sa battery was still good after 4 years and I never took it out. I use NB's as Desk Top replacements and very rarely use them on battery power. However the battery does work a s UPS during power variation and power losses. I work on Ships at sea for long periods where power can be quite flaky. I might have fully cycled that battery 2 or 3 times over the years. Then again I virtually never use it on battery power. Just my experience.

DeathRuler
12-28-2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks that was helpful ... i think im gonna let the battery stay in for ever :)
If any experinced person has a different experience with an asus laptop then please do share ...
And thanks everyone for replying that was very helpful :)

cl-scott
12-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Like most things, batteries tend to follow a normal distribution curve. Some will die very quickly, most will die at around 250-350 charge cycles, and some are seemingly immortal. Which one you get is kind of luck of the draw, and if you do a little basic research into just how batteries store power, you get a better understanding of why. There is still, unfortunately, a lot of really bad/stale info about batteries floating around however. You still occasionally will run into people who swear up and down that Li Ion batteries are subject to memory, which is absolutely not true, that was NiCad batteries, a precursor to Li Ion. About the only place you still find NiCad batteries is in things like cordless screwdrivers. They haven't been in laptops for ages.

I generally just leave it in, if only to provide ballast and properly balance the laptop.

DeathRuler
12-28-2012, 08:35 PM
If thats the case then im not gonna take it out either... IF anyone else has some experience to share with there asus laptop's batteries then please do
And thankyou everyone for giving your opinions and sharing ur experiences this really helped me out :)