MacBook will arrive; I will be on trip

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

  1. phong macrumors newbie

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    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

    -Phong
     
  2. lewion macrumors regular

    lewion

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    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

    Ugg

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    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

    calebjohnston

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    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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