How do you take care of a laptop battery?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjpetry, Jan 15, 2005.

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    sjpetry

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    What can I do to get the most out of my laptop battery? :confused:
    Any thoughts?

    Thanks :)
     
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    virividox

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    most of the time i keep it plugged in, but once a month i do a full discharge

    some ppl say you should reset the PMU, but i dont.
     
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    sjpetry

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    What is the "PMU"? Thanks. :)
     
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    stubeeef

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    Good article in MacWorld nov 2004 issue page 76. I was reading tonight on the john (tmi I know).

    article
     
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    OutThere

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    My battery is doomed to destruction - I discharge it about 70% of the way almost every day, and it is charged and discharged randomly over time. :D
     
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    sjpetry

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    How old is it?
     
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    OutThere

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    A year as of November - I still get a good three hours of pretty intensive use out of it though. :)
     

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