MacBook: OS X Reinstall and Calibration

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Nikhil72, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all. I just purchsed a BlackBook and am loving it...it replaces a 1 1/2 year old PowerBook 1.67 and I am loving even more than my previous system.

    I calibrated the battery but decided to reinstall OS X to save some space and selectively install some components. Should I be re-calibrating the battery following completion of the OS install?
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I'm pretty sure the calibration is for the software in the battery, not the computer itself.
     
  3. Nikhil72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks...I wasn't sure if it was the software in the battery that was being calibrated or if it was the power meter in OS X that was calibrating itself to the battery's capacity, etc.
     
  4. hStack macrumors member

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    I always thought calibration is for mitigating the memory effect of the battery itself. Actually in the MacBook manual, it recommends to calibrate the battery once a month, which sounds suspiciously a maintenance schedule to alleviate memory effects problem. Even though the Macbook battery is llithium ion, which was supposed to eliminate any memory effect issue.
     

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