Originally Posted by TriggerFinger
So what you are asking (just to clarify) is replacing the battery will wipe out the hard drive? My answer is NO, replacing the battery will NOT wipe out the hard drive. If you want to... remove the hard drive first before replacing the battery (although not needed).
Thanks for the reply, but what i'm asking is: if there is no power at all (either from battery or AC, mains)- Will the laptop lose all its data?
I cannot guarantee a constant power supply (mains) when I take the battery out due to an dodgy charger. So there may be a couple of mins when there is no battery, and no power from the mains charger. I'm aware that the actual act of changing the battery alone will not wipe the data
cheers; I hope that cleared up the question.