Can A Razer Blade 15 Run Without Battery? (Is It Safe To Use)

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Can A Razer Blade 15 Run Without Battery

The latest Razer laptops are some of the best gaming laptops around. Perfect for gamers and professional users who want a sleek and powerful device. However, there is one question often asked by potential buyers, can a Razer Blade 15 run without battery power?

Here we will answer this question and take a look at a few other things you should know about why you should and should not run your Razer laptop without batteries.

Can You Run a Razer Blade Laptop Without the Battery?

Running your Razer laptop without the battery inside may decrease the battery’s lifespan. You may also experience performance issues since the battery provides your gaming laptop with additional power. But a Razer Blade laptop can run without using the battery. Just as long as you have the power adapter connected to a power source. 

Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop Sitting on Cooling Pad
My new Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop

Does Using Your Laptop Without the Battery have Risks?

The risks of using your laptop without a battery are relatively low. Laptops are designed to be used without battery power, like when plugged into an AC outlet. That said, there are a few potential risks to keep in mind.

Like, if your gaming laptop is only running off AC power, your laptop will be more susceptible to power surges. So, if there is a sudden power outage or spike, do not be surprised if your Razer laptop suffers damage and breaks easily. And you may also suffer data loss.

Also, using your Razer laptop without battery power means you won’t have the same level of mobility. You will have to plan your trips in advance to ensure there will be an AC outlet to connect your laptop to wherever you travel. Which is not always possible, like when travelling on a train.

Why Use Your Razer Laptop Without the Battery?

There could be several reasons why you want to use your Razer laptop without a battery. One reason might be that your computer’s battery is dead and needs to be recharged. But you can still use your gaming laptop by plugging it into the power cord.

Another reason could be that the battery on your new laptop has been damaged. The damage could be due to overheating or overcharging. Again, you could still use it by connecting your AC adapter to an AC outlet and powering your laptop with electricity.

What If the Laptop Battery Is Damaged?

Some Razer laptop users have reported issues with swollen batteries, or experienced Razer Blade battery bulge, which would be a nightmare. If this happens, it will depend on how much damage has been caused as to whether you can still use your gaming laptop.

However, what a lot of gamers do not realise is gaming laptop batteries should stay below a recommended temperature. The battery inside my Razer Blade 15 is labelled as follows: the battery temperature should not exceed 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit).

The Razer Blade 15 Laptop Battery Maximum Temperatures
Razer Blade 15 Laptop Battery

If the battery exceeds these temperatures, you may face issues. Such as swelling, bulging, and if continued without putting some extra heat reducing measures in place. You could seriously end up damaging the hardware or worse, completely damage your computer. 

The good thing about Razer laptops is the batteries come with a 2-year limited battery warranty. So, if anything were to happen with the battery, you can get a replacement battery. Many other laptop brands, only offer a 1-year battery warranty.

Base of Razer Blade 15 Laptop
The Base of My Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop

When to Remove Your Razer Laptop Battery?

You should only remove the battery from your Razer laptop if you encounter a problem, such as damage or the battery failing to hold a charge. In such cases, battery removal may be necessary for replacement.

It’s worth noting that most older gaming laptops have easily removable batteries. However, newer models often have batteries that are more challenging to remove.

Razer laptops, in particular, have tightly sealed batteries inside the chassis. Removing them requires a specific screwdriver to loosen the eight screws securing the back of the laptop.

It is also important to find a safe place to store the screws. Nevertheless, removing the battery can be time-consuming and carries a risk of damaging your laptop.

Tools Needed To Remove Razer Laptop Battery
The tools Needed to Remove Razer Laptop Battery

Therefore, I would advise you to keep the battery where it is unless, there is something wrong with it. Personally, I have never removed the battery from any of my gaming laptops. Nor have I had to remove the batteries from any other gaming laptops I have owned before.

Lastly, if you’re planning on working on your laptop for an extended period. You are best to connect your laptop to an AC outlet for power. This will not only preserve battery life, but it will also help keep your gaming laptop cool overall. Besides, it is not worth all the hassle of shutting down your laptop and waiting for it to cool down before removing the battery.

Is it Safe to Use Your Razer Laptop Without the Battery?

It is safe to use your Razer laptop without a battery. As long as you are using the AC adapter to power it. If your battery is broken or out of charge, your laptop will still function if plugged in an AC outlet.

If you need to use your laptop without the battery, ensure you use the original power adapter that came with your laptop. Some users have reported issues when not using the original adapter. Also, if your battery is OK and not damaged, after removing it, make sure you store the battery in a cool and dry place.

It is also wise to charge your battery to 40% or 50% before removing it. If you remove the battery without first charging it, you could shorten its lifespan. Most importantly, it is not wise to disconnect your laptop’s battery while it is still plugged in. So, ensure you have disconnected your gaming laptop from mains power before removing the battery.


How to Remove Razer Blade 15 Battery Safely?

If you have to remove the battery from your Razer Blade 15, there are a few steps to follow to ensure you have removed it safely. This process works well with the Razer Blade Stealth. Razer’s 17-inch models and the Razer Blade 4-inch laptops.

Tools You Need to Remove the Battery

  • T5 Torx Screwdriver
  • Small Philips Screwdriver
  • Splurger or Credit Card
  • 3 Small Bowls

Before attempting to remove the battery from your Razer Blade 15. Disconnect your Razer laptop from all cables, including the AC adaptor and devices. Then discharge your battery below 30%.

Next, place your laptop upside down on a flat and clean surface. Then use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the screws from the back. The screws attaching the back of a Razer laptop are in two sizes. So, separate them accordingly.

Next, remove all static from your hands before removing the back of the laptop. You can do this by placing both hands on a metal surface. I use a radiator. Using the spudger tool or a credit card, pry up the back of the case. If it is the first time, you may need to exert a little force.

You will then need to disconnect the battery from the motherboard by carefully prying up the clips. Once you have done that, grab the Philips screwdriver and remove the screws attaching the battery to the inner case.

At this stage, it is always a good idea to clean the inside of your Razer laptop. By using a can of compressed air to blow any dust or debris away from the fans and core components.


Can You Play Games Without the Battery?

Yes, you can play games on your Razer laptop without a battery, just long as it is connected to a power source. However, if you leave the battery in fully charged. And your laptop is plugged into the mains. Your gaming laptop will run on power from the wall socket.

Although, some laptops designed for gaming are equipped with Hybrid Power Source Technology. This technology works by, allowing the processors to draw power from the battery and the AC outlet at the same time. This works best when your gaming laptop is under heavy use.

But your laptop’s battery life must be above 40% for this to be most effective and offer the better performance. The downfall to this technology is that it will drain your laptop battery faster.

How To Play Games Without Draining the Battery?

If you want to play games without draining your laptop’s battery. One of the best thing to do is switch off your laptop and remove the battery. Store the battery in a cool and dry place. But as I have already mentioned. It is not that easy to remove the battery from all laptops. 

Moreover, if you’re playing a game that requires a lot of processing power. Keep that in mind, if you are using your gaming laptop for playing Call of Duty Warzone. The battery will drain much quicker than if you were playing a less resource-intensive game like Minecraft.

So, what Can You Do?

Here are a few tips on how to play games on your laptop without draining the battery:

  • Switch of your Windows laptop, make sure it is cooled down and then remove the battery. Connect your laptop to an AC outlet.
  • Lower the game’s graphics settings. This will help reduce the amount of power your laptop uses while you’re playing.
  • If possible, connect your laptop to an external power source while you’re gaming. This way, you won’t have to worry about the battery running low.
  • Avoid playing games for extended periods without taking breaks in between. This will help conserve your laptop’s battery power.
  • Make sure your laptop is properly ventilated while you’re gaming. Overheating can cause the battery to drain more quickly.
  • Lower your screen brightness, for gaming and movie watching lower it to 70% and other less demanding tasks lower the brightness to 30 to 40%.
  • Remove all devices and peripherals that you are not using. Devices like gaming mice and gaming headsets with RGB elements can quickly eat away at your battery life.
  • Switch to battery saver mode. It is best to use battery saver mode if all you are doing is browsing the web or sending an email. By using battery saver mode, you can enjoy a longer battery life.

Conclusion

Yes you can run the Razer Blade 15 without the battery inside. You just need to connect your laptop to an external power source. But it does take time to remove the battery from a Razer laptop. You need the right tools, like a screwdriver and a safe place to keep the screws.

Removing the back could damage the internal components. And Razer laptops are so expensive. So, unless the battery is damaged. I do not see any point in removing it.

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