To extend the battery life of a laptop, limit the amount of power your laptop is currently consuming. You can do this by reducing the number of processes that your computer is running and avoiding heavy processes that re... More »

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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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One of the top-rated student laptops as of 2015 is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air, which uses the Mac operating system and has a battery life of almost 16 hours, according to PC Magazine. This laptop costs $860 new on Ama... More »

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HP laptop users can reset their computers by unplugging the power cable and any USB devices, draining power from the battery, starting Windows and running HP Support Assistant. They can also run Windows Update to find fi... More »

Generally, if the laptop is plugged in but not charging the battery properly, it is a sign of a problem with the DC power jack. Other common signs include a flickering screen that can occur when the power switches arbitr... More »

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Disassemble an HP Elitebook laptop by disconnecting all peripherals, pulling the battery out, removing all screws and taking out hardware components one by one. Use a screwdriver and avoid using excessive force. More »

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Changing the CMOS battery on a laptop involves opening the laptop case, locating the battery and replacing it with a new one. While the process may seem easy, precautions must be taken as damage can be done to the system... More »