Laptops For Dummies
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If your laptop battery fails or no longer holds a sufficient charge, you can easily replace it. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your laptop and disconnect the AC adapter.

  2. Release the latch or other attachment devices that hold your battery in place.

  3. Slide the old battery out of its compartment or storage bay.

    Press the release button if there is one and carefully lift the battery out of its compartment. [Cr
    Credit: Courtesy Toshiba America, Inc.
    Press the release button if there is one and carefully lift the battery out of its compartment.

    Avoid touching the contacts on the battery itself or inside the bay; the oils on your fingertips could reduce the conductivity of the battery.

  4. Take the replacement battery out of the box.

  5. Slide it into the notch or bay.

    [Credit: Courtesy Toshiba America, Inc.]
    Credit: Courtesy Toshiba America, Inc.
  6. Close the safety latch to lock it into place.

  7. Reconnect the AC adapter and give the battery a full charge.

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Dan Gookin has been an author, editor, ghostwriter, and a public official. He's written more than a dozen Dummies books on technology, with a special focus on PCs, the Android operating system, and Microsoft products. And in 1991, he was the author of the very first Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, which started the whole enterprise.

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