MBP hotswappable batteries?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by williamb, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. williamb macrumors newbie

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    Like the 15inch and 17inch PBs, does the MBP have the ability to hot swap batteries while in sleep mode? I think that's the correct idea, if I'm remembering correctly, that works with the newer PBs.
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Hmmm, good question. We'll have to wait for someone with a MBP to tell us.
     
  3. solidbreakz macrumors regular

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    I don't see why not. Why would Apple engineer their high end notebooks withOUT such a feature if it was in their previous versions?

    P.S. lilstewart92, that quote on your sig nearly made spit out my coffee all over my cinema display. Funniest thing I've read in a while. :D
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I just checked the macbookpro pages, I didn't see anything like that.
    If I would have to guess, I would say not:(
     
  5. NEoPHYte31 macrumors newbie

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    According to this aricle, MB Pros do support hotswapping.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88059
     
  6. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    :eek: We're already at OS 10.0? What is that, cheetah?:D
    Im looking forward to OSXI
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Um, yes...Mac OS X 10.0 was Cheetah. I don't understand your comment.
     
  8. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I was being sarcastic. Mac OSX 10 as in Mac OS 10.10 (ya know... 10.4, 10.5, 10.6... etc all the way to 10.10) And after that comes OSXI as in OS 11.
    Bad joke.
    It didn't help that I chose a cat name that was already taken! :eek:
     
  9. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    Works fine. I put my MBP to sleep (normal sleep, not safe sleep / hibernate), took out the battery, counted to 10, put the battery back in, and hit the power button. It came right back out of sleep with no problems.
     
  10. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    The service manual says no.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=182117

    Take it with a grain of salt though, on the first page it says the powerbook and mbp power adaptors are interchangeable.
     
  11. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    I just read that too ... it just means that if you're using the powerbook unplugged (on battery) and you remove the battery, the powerbook shuts itself off via hibernation. When the battery is replaced and the power button pressed, the powerbook will wake up from sleep.

    Testing on my 17" PB ... well duh, my computer shuts down when the batt is removed. Where is the power!

    But the main point is ...
    ... which pretty much means the batteries are hotswappable when the mbp is sleeping.
     

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