Laptop power?

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    Laptop power?

    The wierdest thing just happened to me today. I put my computer on standby so I could go outside and play some basketball with my brother. When I came back, I got in trouble ( ) and my mom took off the power cable to the laptop. I put it back in like a minute later. Then I realized that the battery was out but the light was STILL on... Finally, to my suprise, when I turned it on, the computer resumed to where it was when I sent it on standby. It did not hibernate. How is this possible? The cable AND the battery were out but somehow the laptop still held standby...

    The reason why I keep the battery out (I know it sounds dumb) is that when its in and its connected to power, the battery still drains (really really really slowly). It auto-recharges when it hits about 90%. Thats also wierd but whatever. People say that recharging a lot drains battery life so I keep it out most of the time. The battery is only 1 month old and its the best I could buy -- battery life is like 3-4 hours. Anyone care to explain this too?

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    Maybe theres this secondary battery, if its not like this then theres only 1 thing in there with power : the cmos battery...although thats only for bios...

    I think you should get some psycho-counseling :d.

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    It allows you to change the battery while unplugged and switched on.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%22in...tery%22+laptop

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    Like i said this so called internal battery is in much cases reffered to although they mean the cmos battery, its this way with my Dell anyway...coz im crackin it open in parts the last days to get everything back as it was (bios messed up and im searching for this tiny toe battery, wich isnt drawn on the mobo plans )

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    Oh ok, so its the backup battery. I found its specs and its about 150mAh as opposed to my 5400mAh real one. But it sure saved 20 mins of work! (I hadn't saved lol). Although my laptop can support a 2nd real battery, the bay is being used for the DVD drive.

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