MacBook will arrive; I will be on trip

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phong, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. phong macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2002
    I have a MacBook coming in on Friday and I am leaving immediately after for a long term trip overseas (I am taking my PowerBook G4 instead to do work).

    What should I do about the battery? Obviously, I won't be here to turn it on for about 2 months.

    I plan on running it down as much as I can, shut down the MacBook, and remove the battery from the unit itself while I am gone.

    Thanks guys

  2. lewion macrumors regular


    May 31, 2006
    why won't you take both notebooks???? Oh and if you want so i'll turn it on if you live in my neigbourhood, which i don't think you do :p
  3. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    Apple recommends that you remove the battery if you won't be using the computer for more than about 4 weeks. The battery shouldn't be affected. DON'T leave the computer plugged in while you're gone.
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    I believe you should charge it to 30%, and remove it, and then leave it somewhere clean and dry - but not hot.

    Also, unplug your computer so there's no accidental explosions :).

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