I have a librem 15 V3 and battery is dead, now I dont mind using it as a desktop alternative so I want to know if can I remove battery and keep power adopter connected all the time?
Is it safe?
Is it necessary to have battery installed all the time?
if not then what are the problems I might have?
I know normal disadvantages of not using battery on all the time like battery acts as UPS and all that but I am interested in knowing if it might cause any serious problems to my librem
As @2disbetter suggested you should reach out to Purism. If the battery replacement is free, why not? I had issues with my Librem13 V2 last year and they solved everything and were very nice about it.
As far as running the laptop without a battery, I cannot think of a reason why it wouldn’t work. But again, to be safe, you should reach out to Purism support: they’ve been great to me and should answer.
oh I forgot to mention that warranty is over, thats why I am exploring this option, It worked with my other laptop so I was wondering if the same goes with this one too?
anyways thanks for the suggestion guys, I will contact support shortly but I believe it would be great if this problem is addressed here, since this is one the most common issues for all manufacturers.
I can’t offer you any certainty, but I would be surprised if it doesn’t work perfectly fine without a battery. If you hadn’t expressed your doubts, it would never have crossed my mind to doubt it. As others have said, you’ll have to ask Purism, as you say you will do.
I inquired about this a few months back. I ended up ordering a new battery off of eBay and installing it myself. The process was pretty painless and I got the battery in a couple of weeks. Purism support eventually got around to telling me that they would sell me the same battery for double price after I had purchased the Chinese one and I kindly declined. Nearly two months after installing it, the new Chinese battery works like a champ!
That’s excellent that you were successful changing the battery, although I must say I had bad experiences with cheap replacement laptop batteries in the past. Lots of premature failures and a mild overheating incident. Maybe things have improved in recent years, but buyer beware.
When I got my 15V3 about a year ago the instructions said that If you’re going to use the computer plugged in all the time to charge the battery to 60% and then unplug it. That’s what did. No reason to remove it. I couldn’t see a “plug” at first because it is so small. Needed a magnifying glass to see it. I’ve been running mine unplugged for months now.
Well, I’m not a “techie”. Wish I was but it just ain’t so. I’m happy to see that I am a great source of entertainment for you. I’ll go by a “technical terminology” dictionary and start studying my new, favorite foreign language.
Reading many of the posts on this forum makes me think learning Chinese would be easier.