How To Remove a Laptop Battery

Chris Campbell10 Mar 2022

Your laptop's battery isn't supposed to last forever. Though it's our natural desire to have our laptops last for years, you're certain to notice a decline in performance at some point. This isn't intended to diminish the efficiency and dependability of laptops; it's just that laptops, particularly batteries, have a lifespan. After just a few years of using your laptop, you may notice that you spend hours charging your battery just to have it run out of battery power. This might indicate that it's time to replace your battery. So, how do you go about doing it?

Can I Remove My Laptop Battery While It Is Plugged In?

If you have a detachable laptop battery, removing it while the laptop is plugged into an AC outlet will occasionally improve battery life. However, there is a danger of data loss if there is a power outage when the laptop is hooked into an outlet without its battery. Is taking out the battery worth the bother and danger of data loss caused by an outage? In these instances, the answer is yes:

  • If you'll be using your laptop for lengthy periods while connected to AC power, especially if you'll be performing intensive computing tasks, detaching the battery is a smart step to prolong its life.
  • If you won't be using your laptop for an extended period, such as when traveling, it's a good idea to remove the battery. This will allow the battery to rest and maybe increase its life.

Remember not to remove or insert the battery while the laptop is on or even in sleep mode. It is preferable to turn it off while you are inserting or detaching the battery.

How To Remove Battery From an HP Laptop

You will experience a decline in your laptop's battery life at some point, and you will need to replace it. However, to change the battery, you must first remove it. Some HP laptops come with detachable batteries, while others do not. The procedure for removing these batteries varies.

Follow these easy steps to uninstall a removable battery from an HP laptop:

  • Turn off your laptop and unplug all of its accessories, including the power cable.
  • Flip the laptop on its back and close the lid.
  • Slide the battery release mechanism to partly expel the battery.
  • Remove the battery from the laptop by lifting the front end of the battery.

The process for removing a non-removable battery from your HP laptop differs significantly. Simply follow these few steps:

  • To remove a removable battery, follow the first two steps in removing a removable battery.
  • Remove the rear cover by following the steps outlined above.
  • Loosen the screws that hold the battery to the laptop with a screwdriver.
  • Disengage the cords that link the battery to the laptop after removing the screws.
  • Ensure that all screws and wires connecting the battery to the laptop have been removed and disconnected. Once done, gently take the battery out.

How To Remove Battery From a Dell Laptop

In just 30 seconds, you can quickly remove a Dell laptop battery:

  • Shut down your Dell laptop.
  • Close the screen and flip the laptop so that the bottom side is facing up.
  • Find the battery pack.
  • Disengage the power lock by pressing and holding the release tab or switch.
  • Take the battery out of the laptop's body, or if the battery is hidden on all four sides, use the plastic cap on the side of the battery to lift it out.

How To Remove Battery From a Lenovo Laptop

There are two types of batteries in Lenovo laptops: internal and external.

The batteries in certain Lenovo laptops are hidden beneath the rear panel. As a result, removing the battery from your laptop requires first removing the exterior case. The steps are as follows:

  • First, unplug the laptop from all of its peripherals and turn it on its back.
  • Take out all of the screws from the rear of the laptop casing with a screwdriver. To remove the lid, you'll need to use a plastic prying tool.
  • The internal battery of your laptop can be found on the top or bottom panel. When you look at the back of the laptop, you'll notice screws that hold the battery in place. Using a Philips head screwdriver, unscrew all of them.
  • You may occasionally notice a cord around the battery. Remove the cord as well as the battery with care.

External battery removal is considerably simpler and uncomplicated. Furthermore, some Lenovo models make it quite easy to remove the battery.  The steps are as follows:

  • Disconnect all power lines and any peripherals to avoid electric shock, then turn your laptop over so that the bottom section faces you.
  • Find the battery clasp on the laptop's rear.
  • Slide the latch switch on the opposite side and press it to release the battery before removing the latch locks.
  • Take the battery out gently using your fingertips.

How To Remove Battery From an Acer Laptop

Removing the battery from your Acer laptop is a piece of cake:

  • Turn off your laptop and unplug the power cord.
  • Flip the laptop over and using the battery hook, release the battery.
  • Take the battery out of its case.

How To Remove an Asus Laptop Battery

The majority of Asus laptops feature non-removable batteries. Here's how to remove them:

  • Unplug your laptop from any power source and shut it down.
  • Flip your laptop over and release the screws on the bottom casing.
  • Gently push open the area between the laptop's bottom casing and the keyboard using a normal screwdriver or a card.
  • When attempting to detach the keyboard from the bottom casing, keep in mind that a connection links the two. Before you can separate it, you'll need to carefully unhook one of its connectors.
  • The battery is normally positioned beneath the keyboard, along the edge of your screen, and is also linked by a cord.
  • Unplug the cord and take the battery out.

Regardless of how carefully you maintain your laptop's battery, it will ultimately die. When this eventuality happens, knowing how to remove your laptop battery will surely come in handy.

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Thanks for reading! I'm Chris, an avid tech fanatic that enjoys keeping up with the latest laptop models. Hopefully my tips & tricks can help you out!

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