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keithos27
Nov 4, 2010, 07:10 PM
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New MacBook Air just arrived! Do I need to prime the battery or do anything else to help get the best battery life? I was planning on charging it until it turns green (from amber) and then let'er rip. Any other ideas/suggestions?

Thanks,
Keith



spinnerlys
Nov 4, 2010, 07:13 PM
Maybe the following may help:

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

Apple on notebook batteries (http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html)

Apple Portable: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1490)

Laptop Battery Guide (http://guides.macrumors.com/Laptop_Battery_Guide)

pfjellman
Nov 5, 2010, 01:41 AM
you definitely need to calibrate it. i had to calibrate it twice before optimum performance, but now it's doing nicely.

Cerano
Nov 5, 2010, 02:09 AM
dont we just use the laptop normally till its drained

do we have to charge for 8 hours?

GGJstudios
Nov 5, 2010, 09:49 AM
can you please explain this? dont we just use the laptop normally till its drained

do we have to charge for 8 hours?

Read the Apple Notebook Battery FAQ that spinnerlys posted a link to.