New computer- not in use

By midiant ยท 4 replies
Jul 2, 2014
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  1. Hello,
    I bought a new mobile computer a few weeks ago,
    the model is: HP 250 Business i3-3110M.
    Then at home, I charged the battery and checked that everything is working properly.
    In practice I'm going to use it only in a few months from now.
    What is the best way to keep it until then?
    Should I empty the battery, disconnect it? and etc.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,672   +413

    I'd suggest making sure the battery is fully charged & then just unplug the AC & let it sit till you're ready to use it.
    Although you didn't say what OS it is, I'd suggest you have somebody here help you remove the crapware that it don't need & install security programs
    Good luck :)
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Charge to 90% capacity, box it up. It shouldn't lose too much over 3 months or so. If it's 6+months, charge for a little bit again.
    learninmypc likes this.
  4. midiant

    midiant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the answers.
    And to unplug the AC means to completely remove the battery from the computer or just the battery wire?
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    If it's going to be 6-8 months+ without use, take out the battery. Otherwise, you can leave it in.

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