The latest Razer laptops are some of the best gaming laptops around. They are not just great options for gamers they are also perfect for 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?
In this post, I will answer this question and take a look at a few other things you should know about why Razer laptops are reliable and can run without batteries. So, keep reading, to learn more.
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.
Does Using Your Laptop Without the Battery have Risks?
The good thing here is the risks of using your Razer Blade 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. If this happens, you may also suffer data loss which could be a nightmare.
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.
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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?
It is a known fact that 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 users do not realise is gaming laptop batteries should stay below a recommended temperature. As an example, the battery inside my brand-new Razer Blade 15 is labelled as follows: the battery temperature should not exceed 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit).
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 your hardware. In a worst-case scenario, you could completely damage your computer.
The good thing about Razer, the batteries inside their new laptops even the base model, come with a 2-year limited battery warranty. Many other laptop brands, only offer a 1-year warranty. So, if anything like this were to happen with the battery inside your Razer laptop, you can get a replacement battery.
When to Remove Your Razer Laptop Battery?
You should only remove your Razer laptop battery if there is a problem. Like if it has been damaged. Or you think something is wrong with the battery, like it is failing to hold a charge. You will then need to remove the battery for a replacement.
However, most older gaming laptops come with easily removable batteries, newer models not so much. And it is much more difficult to remove the battery from a Razer Blade laptop compared to others.
Razer seals their batteries tightly inside the chassis. You would need a specific screwdriver to remove the eight screws that attach the back of the laptop and a safe place to keep them. However, doing this is not only time-consuming, but you could easily damage your laptop.
Therefore, I would advise you to keep the battery where it is unless, there is something wrong and you need a new battery. Personally, I have never removed the battery from any of my Razer 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 from your Razer laptop. 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, make sure 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
- T5 Torx Screwdriver
- Small Philips Screwdriver
- Spudger 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. (You can use the cover your laptop came with). Next, use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the screws from the back.
Note: the screws attaching the back of a Razer laptop are in two sizes. So, you must ensure you know which screw came out of which hole and separate them accordingly.
Next, you need to 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. Then, lay the back of your laptop on a flat and clean surface.
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.
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 on Your Razer Laptop Without the Battery?
You can play games on your Razer laptop without a battery, just long as your gaming laptop 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 instead of from your battery.
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 Razer laptop’s battery. The best thing to do is switch off your laptop and remove the battery. And store the battery in a cool, dry place. But as I have already mentioned. It is not as easy to remove their batteries.
Moreover, if you’re playing a game that requires a lot of processing power. Keep that in mind, if you are using your 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.
If you have a laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU. Rather than an NVIDIA GTX GPU, it is likely to use up more battery power. An Intel Core i9 will use more battery power than an Intel Core i5 processor.
So, what Can You Do?
Here are a few tips on how to play games on your laptop without draining the battery:
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The answer is 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 some time to remove the battery from your Razer laptop. You will also need the right tools, like a screwdriver and a safe place to keep the screws.
Removing the laptop’s back continuously, could seriously damage the internal components. And Razer laptops are also so expensive. So, unless the battery is damaged, I do not see any point in removing it.
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