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    Is there a way I can stop my notebook battery from charging; I use my notebook more as a tabletop and it's always on AC power. I would run my notebook without the battery, but I the footrest and I don't want the connectors to get dirty. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

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    Can you just simply unplug the computer? And set the end of the cord on the desk?
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    You the footrest?

    Where is the battery on your machine? If it pops out the bottom, I don't have any ideas, but if it is like my old Dell or a bunch of the Asus notebooks, sliding out of the front or back, you can just disconnect it and leave it sitting in the slot.

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    Well...there is always some current of power going into the battery if it is connected to the notebook and you are on AC power. Yes - if you take it out, you can just put something over the connectors...a piece of duct tape perhaps (just make sure it doesn't stick to the connectors).
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    All modern laptop will stop charging the battery when it's full and leaving it in the laptop is not really going to affect the longevity. Modern Li-Ion just have about a 3-4 year shelf life weither you use it or not.
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