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  2.    17 Apr 2017 #12

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  3.    17 Apr 2017 #13

    "I'm not going troubleshoot this problem anymore until it comes. ... Will it work without the battery? I'm about to find out."

    Absolutely ! I put the battery into my HP only when I'm using it outside the home or when I'm doing a major upgrade, in case the power goes out (which it has never done). I gave an old XP Toshiba to a relative and it's been running on power cord only for 5 yrs, since the battery cost too much relative to a new laptop.

    So the I run my laptop with power cord, maybe 95% of it's usage time. We should be glad that the battery is easily removable in our computers. I bought a cheap ASUS with Windows 10 for an in-law and, like a lot of new models, has an internal battery only that you have to take the laptop apart to replace. I'm waiting to see how long it lasts, hopefully long enough for something better to come out that would incentivize me not to do that and hope that the keyboard and everything else works after I buy a battery and put the time into it.

    EDIT; "Thank you mrgeek, That picture looks the same except mine had Windows 8.1 15.6" and model C55-B5302"

    Oh, oh. I'm reading from this - Toshiba Satellite C55-B5302, 15.6 Laptop, 229$
    that neither the RAM or battery are user replaceable which doesn't mean that you can't do it yourself but you'd have to bone up on youtube video on what obstacles you might encounter.

    the Satellite C55-B5302 has built-in Wi-Fi®, 3 USB ports (1 being 3.0), HDMI, Ethernet, RGB port, card reader, and an HD webcam and mic. This laptop comes with 4gb of DDR3 ram, 500gb hard drive, and a 4 cell/32Wh battery. Both the battery and the ram are not user replaceable.
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  4.    17 Apr 2017 #14

    mrgeek said: View Post
    "I'm not going troubleshoot this problem anymore until it comes.

    Will it work without the battery? I'm about to find out."

    Absolutely. I have my battery in my HP only when I'm using it outside the home or when I'm doing a major upgrade, in case the power goes out (which it has never done). I gave an old Toshiba to a relative and it's been running on power cord only for 5 yrs since the battery cost too much relative to a new laptop.

    So the I run my laptop with power cord, maybe 95% of it's usage time. We should be glad that the battery is easily removable in our computers. I bought a cheap ASUS with Windows 10 for an in-law and, like a lot of new models, has an internal battery that you have to take the laptop apart to replace. I'm waiting to see how long it lasts, hopefully long enough for something better to come out that would incentivize me not to do that and hope that the keyboard and everything else works after I buy a battery and put the time in.
    Have you tried battdepot.com? That's where I got a new battery for my 10-year-old Toshiba. Quite reasonable, good quality and excellent customer service.
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  5.    17 Apr 2017 #15

    Thanks, simrick but these folks are now so used to using it on their desk that they think of it as a small PC tower with an attached keyboard and lid and no box.
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  6.    17 Apr 2017 #16

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Thanks, simrick but these folks are now so used to using it on their desk that they think of it as a small PC tower with an attached keyboard and lid and no box.
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  7.    17 Apr 2017 #17

    I just checked your link and, no surprise, they only have a power adapter, no battery. I think I bought that way back in '03 or so. It was a big investment at the time, with Media Center which I actually used as a DVR before such things came out from cable services. Gave me a lot of yrs of service and a lot of hands on experience upgrading RAM and replace HDD once. And it STILL works though on XP SP3.
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  8.    17 Apr 2017 #18

    mrgeek said: View Post
    I just checked your link and, no surprise, they only have a power adapter, no battery. I think I bought that way back in '03 or so. It was a big investment at the time, with Media Center which I actually used as a DVR before such things came out from cable services. Gave me a lot of yrs of service and a lot of hands on experience upgrading RAM and replace HDD once. And it STILL works though on XP SP3.
    Oh too bad about the battery, but glad it's still chugging along. Mine is too, with W10 AU on it.
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       18 Apr 2017 #19

    I found my latest W10 is a bit slow on boot but I'm fiddling with it and Its getting faster :)

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