Ibook battery - remove when hooked up to AC?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by bannor, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2004
    I've read some conflicting reports regarding prolonging the battery life of an Ibook. When I am using the Ibook while hooked up to AC should I be removing the battery? Most of what I've read seems to indicate that this is the proper procedure for most laptops. But other posts I've read that pertain directly to Apple laptops claim that this precautionary measure is unnecessary. Does anyone know the correct answer to this question? I would obviously prefer not to have to remove the battery, but if it extends the battery's life by a significant amount then it would be worthwhile...

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2003
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I never heard that before. I don't see how it could help. What's it supposed to do?
  4. macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    are you referring the "memory effect" of rechargable batteries? Older NiCad batteries suffered from that. If the batteries weren't completely drained the batteries did not take on their full charge. well that doesn't happen anymore.

    With new Lithium Ion batteries they don't suffer the same fate. The advice from finiksa post seems sounds and reasonable.

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