Disconnect battery without shutting off computer

By lopdog
Mar 20, 2009
  1. Hi!

    I'd like to know if it is safe to connect and disconnect a laptop battery while the AC power cord is connected and the computer is on?

  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    its never done me any harm, i regularly swap batteries around on my laptops.
  3. lopdog

    lopdog TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 295

    Ok, thanks.
  4. Dolce

    Dolce TS Rookie

    Battery should be fine, assuming you insert it evenly to prevent any short in the battery contacts. Depending on how much you have to flip the laptop over or how hard you push the battery in to make it lock, it can put your spinning hard drive at higher risk while it is on. Too much bumping around on the drive while it is spinning will increase your chance of a crash.
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