When and How to replace your laptop battery

  Update Time 05/22

Your laptop battery is influenced by many factors, including age, environmental conditions and frequency of use. If the your laptop battery is losing its charge faster than it used to, the battery is probably dying and you will need to replace the laptop battery.

Each laptop battery has a finite number of cycles that it can be charged and discharged. The number of cycles can be anywhere from a low of around 300 to a high of about 1200. However, 500 charging cycles is pretty typical for most standard laptop batteries. Battery performance begins to  deteriorate once this maximum number of charge cycles has been reached.

The laptop battery's ability to power the laptop comuter will depend on several factors, most notably the hardware that is installed in the laptop and the number and complexity of the software applications that are being used. Generally speaking, the battery shoulld be able to power the computer for two to three hours before it needs to be recharged. As previously stated, battery life is dependent on the number of cycles that the battery is charged and discharged. This will translate to a normal bettery lifetime of about 1.5 - 2 years. When the laptop battery has reached the end of its useful life, you must find a replacement laptop battery for your cpmputer.

The following steps are a summary of  what needs to be done to replace your laptop battery.

1.Buy a New Battery - Make sure you purchase a replacement that is compatible with your laptop.
2.Unpack the New Battery - Remove all packaging material and keep have the new battery ready to be popped in immediately.
3.Undock Laptop - If your laptop is connected to a docking device, you need to unlock it before attempting to replace the battery.
4.Turn Off Laptop - You may not want to lose any files you are working on or risk corruption of software, so it may be better to turn off the laptop.
5.Unplug AC Power/Internet Connection - It is a good practice to disconnect your lapt