Battery life Question(have done a seach)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mansa, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. mansa macrumors member

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    Hi I have done searches and checked the guides but I am still a bit confused.

    I just got my macbook 2.4 a week ago and the battery will now only charge to 99%.

    What is the best way to use it to keep the battery in good condition. I am normally near a power source but I read that apple do not advise to use the macbook plugged in so that what I have been doing.

    Should I calibrate the battery ?

    Advise would be much appreciated as I am completely new to macs.
     
  2. monstergamer macrumors newbie

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    What i do is, Let the battery completely die and and then put it on the charge with out using it to fully charge. Do this once a month.
     
  3. domcole macrumors regular

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  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If your battery is over 95% it will stop charging. This is to ease stress from constant bits of charging. If it bothers you that much let it drop to 94% and then charge it.

    Instructions for calibrating are on Apple's site.

    You read incorrectly, using while plugged in is fine.
     
  5. mansa thread starter macrumors member

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    so when its plugged in does it run off the power supply ?
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Yes, but if you plug it in and remove the battery it runs slower. Not really a big deal just keep the battery in.
     
  7. mansa thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  8. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    calibrating the battery atleast once in a month will help to maintain the battery in good condition
     
  9. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    You've done a search!? Are you serious?? I've seen this question asked over and OVER again!

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=648098&highlight=battery+wont+charge+99%
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=330189&highlight=battery+wont+charge+past+99%
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=391591&highlight=battery+wont+charge+past+99%

    Took 15 seconds
     
  10. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I used to never care if people searched or not but it's been getting to be a bit much lately.
    Every day or two it's like a repeat of the SAME EXACT questions...
     
  11. mansa thread starter macrumors member

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    How about not reading them.
     
  12. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    How bout SEARCHING like your supposed to...
     
  13. mansa thread starter macrumors member

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    you already did one for me thanks for the help !

    capacity has gone up after calibrating 50 mAh.
     
  14. labyrinth23 macrumors newbie

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    Guys...guys...the problem here, according to his original post, is that he did a SEACH, not a SEARCH. No wonder he didn't find those posts that you linked.
    :p
     
  15. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    HAHA I should have known better!!
     
  16. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    oh my....how could I have missed that!!! :D
     

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