Cycling MacBook Pros??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TimJim, May 15, 2007.

  1. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Ive heard that to preserve your MBP's battery life you should cylce it once a month and ive also heard once a week.

    I have 20 cycles in 5 weeks of owning my C2D 2.16 MCP and i was wondering if this is bad, good, or ok for my battery.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Apple recommends that you calibrate (give it a full cycle) every month or two. 20 cycles in five weeks is probably about normal. A very rough guide is that a battery should give 300-500 cycles before it drops below 50% capacity, but your mileage may vary...a lot.

    Just do the calibration thing every month or two and don't worry about it...the battery will die when the battery dies. The software does a very good job of monitoring charge state and preventing overcharging and repeated short charge cycles.

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