Operating laptop without battery

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by DesperateHusband, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. My wife uses an old KDS laptop. The batteries we have for it no
    longer hold a charge, but it has been possible to run it using an AC
    adaptor. Now it receives power (according to power lights) very
    intermittently. My test meter says the AC adaptor is delivering
    power, and if I check the + and - leads feeding to the battery, I see
    power.

    Apparently the laptop only works with the battery installed to
    complete a circuit.
    The five leads into the battery are - T D C +

    Is there a way to complete the circuit and run the laptop without
    using the battery.

    Thanks for any assistance.
     
    DesperateHusband, Nov 3, 2004
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  2. DesperateHusband <> wrote:
    > My wife uses an old KDS laptop. The batteries we have for it no
    > longer hold a charge, but it has been possible to run it using an AC
    > adaptor. Now it receives power (according to power lights) very
    > intermittently. My test meter says the AC adaptor is delivering
    > power, and if I check the + and - leads feeding to the battery, I see
    > power.
    >
    > Apparently the laptop only works with the battery installed to
    > complete a circuit.
    > The five leads into the battery are - T D C +
    >
    > Is there a way to complete the circuit and run the laptop without
    > using the battery.
    >
    > Thanks for any assistance.


    I'll share a little secret I have used many times. Put the battery in a
    ziplock bag and freeze it over night. Take it out let it thaw then charge
    it,then run it dead and do the process 3-4 times.
    I have brought batteries 8 years old back to life.
     
    Trai' La' Trash, Nov 3, 2004
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