Charging the Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RedJeans, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. RedJeans macrumors member

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    1) When you first get your Macbook Pro, should you let the battery die out completely and then fully charge it? Or should I charge it fully first? Or what? I don't want to mess up the battery with the first charge.

    2) Do you leave your Macbook plugged in while you sleep, are not using it, etc? Or is that bad for the battery?

    3) I've heard somewhere that it's bad to shut your Macbook off when you go out/go to sleep. Would it be wiser to just set it to "sleep" and keep it plugged in or something?

    Any tips/suggestions/advice are welcome. Thanks so much!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    1.
    You can calibrate on your first use by charging the battery to the fullest and draining it again and letting it sit for five hours after it went to sleep caused by an empty battery.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

    2.
    It doesn't matter really. You can do both.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

    3.
    It's not bad to shut it off, you can do that, many people I know do that. I and many others here let it sleep though, with or without charging.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html


    Btw, MRoogle will give you plenty of threads about this.
     
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