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06-11-2009 04:18 AM
My tx2z battery drains fast, is it ok to let it continuously plugged even if it is fully charged? And it seems like the battery part under the laptop overheats fast. What advice can you give?
Anyone here use a cooling pad? What kind? TIA..
06-11-2009 09:33 AM
To conserve laptop battery lifespan, it is not recommended to let your battery charge (even if it's full) while running on AC power.
You can find many useful informations on conserving battery lifespan over at Google.
Personally I myself uses a coolpad from ATake, which does help to cool of the "top" bottom part of the laptop. However, the "bottom" bottom part of the laptop is also experiencing the same problem as yours, and it seems to be a common problem for most HP laptops.
06-11-2009 11:26 PM
06-12-2009 12:10 PM - edited 06-12-2009 12:12 PM
Sure you can use the laptop without the battery and plugged on A/C power! =D
But my friends always ask me to put back the battery before shutting down the laptop.
No idea why too, but there seems to be no difference shutting down without the battery. (But I play the safe way )
While you're running on A/C power try to put your battery somewhere cool and dry. (Heat is battery's biggest enemy!)
1 disadvantage of using A/C power is that you would lose your un-saved data in the case of power failure
I'v done the same method as you've mentioned above.
But just remember to charge it at about 20% or so and you would be fine.
I admit sometimes I drained my battery (because there was no a/c power available), but it decreases battery lifespan faster than charging at 20%.
06-12-2009 09:29 PM
Other than losing the unsaved data when power failure occurs, will there be any other negative effect on the laptop? I'm currently using the laptop w/o the battery because I use it on long hours (like the whole day or more, w/o shutting it down) and I'm afraid if I don't remove the battery and just let it plugged, it might decrease the battery lifespan.
And what do you think should be better? Just use it plugged w/o the battery or do the cycle (unplug when full then charge it again when battery comes low about 20%) ?
06-13-2009 09:31 AM
Haha sure I would like to know the reason behind it too lol!
There will definitely not be any negative effect for long usage of A/C power supply to the laptop. (Of course natural wear and tear still takes place)
Just plugged it in w/o battery. Do the cycle about once a month to ensure that your battery still functions properly
06-14-2009 02:50 AM
I recommend keeping the battery in because you won’t lose any data if you lose power.
The other poster is absolutely right about heat being bad for batteries; it’s why you should not leave your Notebook in a hot car
No matter what the type or brand of Notebook I use and make my family use cooling pads with fans.
They stopped calling them laptops for a reason; they’re just not designed to be used like that anymore.
You need to use the Notebooks on a hard surface.
You still have to put the cooling pads on a hard surface or they sink in and the intake vents get covered and they won’t work right.
I’ve used the same Targus one for over a year but my Teenage Daughter has broken 3 of them in less than time than that J
They moved the on off from a button on the back (like on mine) to on the USB cable and that seems to give out more, I read the same on some forum links when looking for another new one for my destructive teenager.
I just ordered some new ones but they are not here yet so I can’t really give you an evaluation yet.It was called “High Performance Silver Black Aluminum USB Cooling Chill Pad with 3 Built-in Fans with 4-port USB 2.0” it’s small but so is your TX2.I'll put some links to tips on keeping your Notebook cool and clean below.
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