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"killing" a Laptop battery

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Yesterday I decided to use up all the power in my laptop then fully recharge it thinking that this would prolong the life of my battery. When I got my laptop a while ago I saw something that said that if you had a older laptop that this would work and should be done once a month, but it wasnt needed for a newer laptop (I have an inspiron 2650). So while I was doing that my friend IM'ed me and said that it was just a myth so I reserched it and found that on Dell.com they say that discharging a battery can ***Permanentally Dammage it*** I was like woah, and rushed over to charge my laptop.

I could have sworn that I saw the post about using up the battery on this site.

Just a heads up to all the laptop owners out there, it might not be that much of a help to most of you guys but for all the Noobs like me.
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I know it is important when you first get something with a battery(laptop, cellphone) to drain it all the way down and full charge 1 or 2 times and it is also good to periodically do this. I can't see this hurting your battery but I am not 100% on it so correct me if I am wrong. Hope this helps.
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Woah well I guess for the NiMH batterys you should drain them

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...c=us&cs=&s=gen

But for the Lithium batteris I guess that it damages them

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportfor...l=en&cs=&s=gen

I dunno I should Email Dell later, this is kinda confusing
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