Battery Calibration

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brushedred, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. brushedred macrumors newbie

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    When calibrating the battery, is it better to do a quick drain with a dvd or cd burning or a slow drain with the brightness all the way down or does it not matter?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I don't really think it matters too much. I always do a quick drain to kill the battery.
     
  3. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    Uph... a dumb question, but how do you calibrate the battery?
     
  4. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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  5. brushedred thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm... i see.. does anyone else have any input on this?
     
  6. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I usually open up like 4 hulu movies and screen at full brightness and let it drain... Seems to work ok with me :eek:
     
  7. brushedred thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha, i guess most people are doing the quick drain thing then
     
  8. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

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    After the battery is drained is the 5 hours absolutely necessary. Would 3-4 hours cut it??
     
  9. theclipper macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    A slightly off topic question, but when I'm at home is it better for the long term health of my battery to have the MBP plugged in to the wall as much as possible?

    Thanks!
     

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