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Is it alright to keep the battery in the battery compartment even if it's fully charged or I have to remove it when using AC power?

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Hello,
There is no need of removing the battery from your notebook. Only thing you have to remember is dont use your notebook so much in ac power it can reduce your battery life. Use your laptop in battery till the battery power gets drained and then connect to ac power for charging and at the same time use your notebook in ac power. But avoid much connecting your notebook in ac power. It helps in maintiaining your battery stable.

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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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