Got my new MBP - question about the battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mr miyagi, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. mr miyagi macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2007
    hey all
    I got my new MBP 13" base model today. So far I am loving it. Quick silly question, how long should a full charge take?

    Also the magsafe charger I think its called, that little stick thing that goes into the side of my MBP, it seems to automatically connect like a magnet both ways. Which way should it be? Also the orange light on it, is that meaning its charging?

    Is it ok to use it while being charged or best not? Also i heard you should try have some space between the hardsuface the MBP is on and the MBP, what should i put between it, to let some air go through?

    thanks in advance
  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    A few hours. The battery won't perform fully until you have calibrated it.

    It can attach either way. The best way with the new adapter would seem to be with the wire pointing out the back, but both ways work. Orange means charging, green means charged. Very light green means Not charging, something it wrong.

    You can use it fine when charging.

    If the Macbook is on a table, or other flat surface, you will be fine, as the little pads on the bottom provide sufficient airflow. If you use it on a bed, then be careful not to block the vents (at the back of the laptop). For best possible airflow, get a stand, to elevate the back of the laptop. Even so, using it without the stand will be fine.
  3. Agnel macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    You can charge it either way
    It takes anywhere between 1 - 2 hours.

    PS: Please read the manual, it has most of your questions answered in it (Everything mac book)
  4. mr miyagi thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2007

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