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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul McFedries

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17. Changing the Laptop Battery

In This Chapter

Getting to know the laptop battery

Learning how to save power while running on the battery

Understanding when it’s time to replace the battery

Buying a replacement battery for your laptop

Removing the old battery and installing the new one

A desktop PC requires a nearby power outlet, but a laptop is capable of running off its internal battery for those times when AC is nowhere in sight. Consequently, you can use your laptop almost anywhere, including at a coffee shop, in a taxi, on an airplane, and even at the park. However, to make the most out of this portability, you need to take good care of the laptop battery. This includes saving as much energy as possible when you’re on battery ...

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