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A laptop can be operated normally without its battery by plugging it into an electric outlet via its AC adapter. Many computer users use their laptops this way as replacements to desktop computers. More »

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If plugged into an electrical outlet, a laptop will work just fine without the battery. Touching the exposed terminals could result in an electrical shock. More »

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To replace the battery in a laptop, turn off the laptop and disconnect it from the alternating current adapter. At the bottom of the laptop, find the latch that holds the battery in place and release it. Remove the batte... More »

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To replace the battery in a laptop, turn off the laptop and disconnect it from the alternating current adapter. At the bottom of the laptop, find the latch that holds the battery in place and release it. Remove the batte... More »

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