Best Battery Practices?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tweekskratch, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. tweekskratch macrumors member

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    I have had to replace my battery once in two years. There are a lot of rumors that talk about not letting you battery go totally dead while you computer is running, yet others that I have heard say that it's actually good for them to run dry once and a while. It's also interesting to note that right after I got my new battery, the life of my MBP was about 2 1/2 hours. Skip ahead three months and it's already down 1/2 hr.

    Does anyone have FACTS on giving your MBP battery the longest life possible?

    thanks all. :apple:
     
  2. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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  3. tweekskratch thread starter macrumors member

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  4. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    One more thing...download coconut battery to find information on the health of your battery.
     
  5. tweekskratch thread starter macrumors member

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    That's a great little app. thanks! The Apple site also talks about charging and discharging. I was unable to find info on their site about how exactly to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Nerdowl macrumors member

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    Let your battery from 100% run right down, then charge it all the way back up. That is the battery callibration that Apple reccomend you do when you first get a Macbook/MacbookPro/etc. :)

    Info here:- http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490
     

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