Breaking in the Battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mev1205, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. mev1205 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    Just picked up a 13" at Best Buy for $999 and I'm wondering if there is some sort of procedure to setting it up. Can I just turn it on right away or do I need to fully charge/discharge it first?
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    1. charge it fully
    2. turn it on
    3. discharge 'til 5-10% or whenever it goes into standby. if nothing else, this calibrates the battery power meter.

    if you leave your computer plugged in at a desk for weeks at a time, use it on battery for a little while once every week or two (Apple's recommendation). if you use the battery regularly, don't worry about it.

    once every couple months, discharge the battery fully to calibrate the battery meter. a "full" discharge is until the computer goes into standby, or close to it (around 5%).

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