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Laptop turn on block while not on AC power Answered

My mom doesn't like to plug in MY laptop, so it always discharges. (Today she even forgot the charger at work. that's why I wrote this question on her old desktop computer) Is there anything that could block it from turning on while not on AC power? And a secret to unblock it. Scenario: You turn on the laptop (which is on battery power), a message telling you to plug it in appears, you can't do anything with it. You plug it in, or type a password, the message disappears and you can continue your work normally.

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NachoMahmaBest Answer (author)2009-05-15

. Some laptops will shutdown, hibernate, or run an app when the battery level gets below a setpoint. Look for a control panel with "power management" in the title or check the BIOS settings.

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robotguy4 (author)2009-05-15

It's time for R4's...
Super Simple, Sometimes Obvious, Lo-Tech Solution!

Remove the battery.

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robotguy4 (author)robotguy42009-05-15

(P.S. You would be surprised how most people don't think of the obvious)

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lemonie (author)2009-05-15

You could set a BIOS password which is "plugin" - when your Mom complains tell her why you did it and that you'll take it off if she remembers? L

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