Windows 10: HP Laptop battery ? Solved

  1.    30 Aug 2017 #1

    HP Laptop battery ?


    I recently bought an: HP ENVY x360 Convertible - 15aq193ms - Laptop - with a: 3-cell, 43-Wh, 2.83-Ah, Li-ion battery - according the Manual.
    I am not 100% sure on the battery, since I cannot find the exact model I have listed anywhere. I bought it at the local MS store.

    I use this more as desktop than a laptop and am trying to find out if leaving it plugged in all the time will ruin the battery. Googling the situation gave me both "yes" and "no" answers - God Bless Google -

    I had an older HP laptop, with a battery that snapped in/out and was told not to leave the battery in if it was plugged in all the time - I didn't and all is well

    I have a Surface Pro 3 - which has been plugged in since I got it over 2 years ago - all is well with this too.

    Now I'm back to the HP ENVY - anybody know if leaving it plugged in will screw up the battery?
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       30 Aug 2017 #2

    I like to keep the battery icon in the Notification Area showing next to the clock, easy to check the charging. My Notebooks don't seem to have a problem, have 3 running now that have been plugged in for several days with the battery in them. More and more of the thinner Notebooks are coming without a convenient way to remove the battery, my MacBook Pro requires the whole back/bottom be removed to do anything inside including the battery which has never had to be replaced.
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  3.    30 Aug 2017 #3

    Thanks Berton - the ENVY requires the back to be removed to get to the battery - I'm thinking they don't want us messing with their products.
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       30 Aug 2017 #4

    24c said: View Post
    Thanks Berton - the ENVY requires the back to be removed to get to the battery - I'm thinking they don't want us messing with their products.
    I got that feeling from Apple not long after I got the MacBook with 4GB RAM, did my own upgrade to 8GB but did have to take the back off to do it. I think Apple wanted me to take it back to the store to have them do it.
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       30 Aug 2017 #5

    Batteries loose capacity over the years whether they are used or not. Mine has lost about 8% per year over the last 3 yr currently about 70% of the original capacity. It's rarely used.
    It can only be removed by taking the back off the Laptop, so not something to be done until replacement time.
    So, a simple answer is they don't have to be removed.
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  6.    30 Aug 2017 #6

    Berton said: View Post
    I got that feeling from Apple not long after I got the MacBook with 4GB RAM, did my own upgrade to 8GB but did have to take the back off to do it. I think Apple wanted me to take it back to the store to have them do it.
    I did take the back off and replace the 1TB spinner HD, that was slower than molasses, with an SSD. This was the 2nd drive, not the main one with the OS. I am less worried about taking it a part now. Think I'll use it the way I want to and see what happens.
    Thanks for the replies.
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