macbook battery help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blee0507, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. blee0507 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    hi, i just bought a white 2.0ghz macbook a week ago [switching over from windows, and i must say i'm loving it]

    but the thing is, coconut says my battery's capacity is now at 98%, which kinda scares me because at this rate, i've only got like 6 months of juice left.

    i usually keep ac in, and sometimes i leave it on 6+ hours so i can download from limewire/bittorrent

    i've been wondering, should i discharge/recharge/discharge etc. for a healthy battery? or should i just recharge whenever i can [say, at 60%, recharge back to 100]

    and when its plugged in for prolonged periods of time, i know my macbook
    says power source: power adapter, but should i remove my battery anyway?

    thanks in advance [first post]
  2. coastertux macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2006
    It doesn't matter how/when you charge and use your battery as long as you follow Apple's calibration instructions once a month.
  3. viperguy macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2005
    I also have the power source doubt... should the battery be removed or not?
  4. coastertux macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2006
    There is no need to ever remove the battery. It just leaves a spot for dust and stuff to get into your computer and I believe it removes one of the feet on the Macbook causing it to sit unevenly.

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