Can my Toshiba laptop battery wear-out due to overcharging?

rickarani March 25, 2013

Can I wear out my Toshiba’s battery by overcharging? Can you provide some tips for taking care of the battery? Can I just leave it plugged in and not worry? Thanks.

Editor’s Note: Question edited (and expanded) for readability.

  1. Griko Muhammad Sultan Nibras
    March 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Yes it does, like my old Asus 1215B Notebook. I always charge it when I use it, now the battery totally wears off, it only lasts for less than 5 minutes. My suggestion is that when your laptop battery is full, immediately take it off from your laptop and just use the adapter.

  2. Usman Mubashir
    March 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    i have been using my laptop for over a year now, and it is almost always connected to AC supply. I have not detected any reasonable change in battery life.

  3. Jules Dadi
    March 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Personally,i think it can. Apart from reading several articles on saying that it's better to remove your battery when it is on AC power, i had the same problem with my system too though a different model. it's also advisable to turn off your PC before you remove the battery. It's better that you use either of them at a time: Battery (once it is full) or AC power.

    Hope this helped

  4. susendeep dutta
    March 26, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Since,nowadays,devices comes up with circuit that can break flow of charge when the battery is fully charged,you cannot worn it out due to overcharging.

    But,its battery life would gets reduced if it faces heat constantly.

    Read the article link below which have more details about prolonging laptop batteries -


  5. ha14
    March 26, 2013 at 12:39 am

    if laptop plugged to the wall and you are running heavy games or applications and temperatures above 60ºC you should remove the battery from the socket in order to prevent unwanted heating.