Running Macbook for first time extend battery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ninjured, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. ninjured macrumors member

    May 29, 2005
    Heya this prolly gets asked a bit but i was just wondering whats the best way to charge a macbook for the first time to help extend the battery life. And should i like use it during this first charge period or let it sit and charge etc ? Thanks.
  2. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    Believe it or not, your MacBook will come with a paper construct known as an "instruction manual." Inside this tome is the answer to your question.

    And unlike half of the responses you'll get on an internet forum, the answer in there is actually correct. :)

    Also have a look at
  3. ninjured thread starter macrumors member

    May 29, 2005
    Haha true awsome, thx man
  4. Rovman macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    Charge it to full battery (led on the magsafe port goes green), once full leave it plugged into the adapter and turned on for about 2 hours (as in fully charged *then* 2 extra hours on the charger), you may use it in this time.

    After its been fully charged and left with the power plugged in for 2 hours, unplug the power and leave it turned on, you may keep using it. Let it drain the battery all the way down so that it puts itself to sleep. To help with this it may be a good idea to change the energy saving settings to stop it putting itself to sleep after specific duration. You need it to put itself to sleep because it has no power left. Now that the battery is dead, leave it without charging for at least 5 hours.

    After this, fully charge it and your good to go.

    You should do this occasionally, like every 2 or 3 months, don't do it too regularly though.

    EDIT: or as said above, read the manual and it'll say everything i just said in human readable form :D
  5. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    From page 24 of the users manual:


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