Okay, I'm really confused now. You say it doesn't matter if the batt is removed or not. Yet, the linked page saysAbstract said:The reason these aren't sold in a lot of locations (if any) is because they would do nothing for you.
Don't bother. You don't need to take off the battery. There's no negatives.
Since you seem to know as much about batteries as much as I do about ballet, I truly and honestly suggest you read the following site before you ever take off your battery again.
just about every rechargable battery needs to have the electrons move around every so often, or else it detiriorates. also keeping it plugged in for 18 months means that the battery is at 100% charge all the time (proper storage charge is 40%) this also increases how fast it loses lifespan. also it sounds like that battery was exposed to lots of heat, so all in all it makes sense that your battery doesnt work anymore.PeterBonnar said:You know, i alwasy believed it was fine to leave a battery in a laptop even if it was left on charge. I remember my dad asking me if it was o.k. and i said sure it is....
my dad used his laptop "normally" for about 3 months, allowing it to discharge and then recharge.
Then he left it on on the mains for almost a year. Now the battery has no life what so ever in it. I blamed it on a faulty battery, and went to the apple store waving the apple care. The genius at the store eventually ask if it had been on chrage for a long period. When i said 18 months, he laughed and siad thats why. He tried to explain about it needed to be discharged once in a while to ensure it remained correctly callabrated. And that it would slowly loose power over time and then it would charge a little and this would add up to wear and tear.
To be honest, i think its bull, but thats what the "genius" told me. I personally think its fine to leave it in for a while... maybe just not 18 months.
Yep, this has saved me once.pulsewidth947 said:another reason to keep it in is in the event of a power cut or temporary outage.
providing you got your battery in, you can take your sweet time making sure all your precious files are stored safely Built in UPS!