Calibrating battery

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  1. fitgirl macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if this sounds stupid but how do you calibrate on the MacBook Pro retina? I've had my macbook for 1 week now and have not divine this yet, is that a bad thing?
     
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    take it to your local church
     
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    It is my understanding that current batteries are pre-calibrated and do not require calibration.

    This discusses that issue, and states what I said above.
     
  6. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. :rolleyes:

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  7. fitgirl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LMFAOOOO I meant not done this yet not divine lol

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    Also can you close the lid while doing this or is it best to leave it open?
     
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    ...and on.
     
  11. fitgirl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome! I just read the article that actually says that new MacBook Pro retina already comes pre calibteated so there's no need to this
     
  12. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you don't need to calibrate your battery.

    You need to 'workout' your battery once a month by cycling it. That is recommended.
     
  13. fitgirl, Nov 9, 2013
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    When you cycle the battery would the procedure be the same as a calibration? Sorry but I'm new this.
     
  14. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    No. Lithium-ion battery needs to move all the electrons inside from time to time, otherwise they 'forget' how to 'store/use' them.

    Calibration is setting the computer to know how big the battery is / setting the percentage up correctly.
     
  15. fitgirl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So would a doing cycle mean that you drain the battery and then charge it to 100% ?
     
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