Going away (1 month or more) and storing MacBook - Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Should I completely deplete the battery, remove it and store it seperately from the MacBook? Also, any other measures I should take? Obviously I'll be storing the MacBook in its EZ cover, in a cool dry dark place.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Leave it charged, if the battery *completely* discharges it may fail to work.
     
  3. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Leave the battery ~50% charged. Best way to go about it according to Apple.
     
  4. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the recommendations for the batteries used in Apple laptops are to drain the batteries to about 50% and store outside the MacBook.

    This page talks about the batteries used in the PPC laptops which shouldn't be much different for the Intel portables.
     
  5. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Charge to at least 50% and remove from computer.

    FJ
     
  6. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  7. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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