How do I take care of my Macbook Pro battery?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MathiasVagni, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. MathiasVagni macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009

    I recently switched from a pc to mac and am very very happy with my new mac book pro.

    Below are the specs:

    Hersteller : Apple Computer
    SKU :479Q382 Herst.-Nr.Z0GRMC026W88949377 EAN 9999999999999
    Gruppe : Computersysteme - Notebooks - MAC Notebooks
    15,4" 2,93 GHz MacBookPro CTO - 15,4" 2,93 GHz MacBookPro CTO-Änderung: 2,93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo// Intel Core 2 Duo T9800 (2.93 GHz / 1066 MHz)/ 4 GB RAM (2x 2 GB)/ 15,4 "/ WXGA+ (1440 x 900 Pixel)/ NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT/ 320 GB HDD/ DVD-Multi (DL)/ WLAN 802.11n, LAN 10/100/1000/

    My question is the following. I remember that on my IBM i had to every onec and a while let my battery completely drain (until my pc went off by itself) in order to keep the battery lifetime up and going. On my Mac I havent been doing so for the last week and Im asking myself if there is anything I shoudl keep in mind or look out for so that my macbook doesnt die on me in a couple of months and I have to then go out and get a new battery and stuff. Would also be greatfull if someone explained to me how to check my battery status (a kind of health check).

    Thank you in advance,
  2. Zawamura macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2007
  3. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    Well, depending on how much you use it. I think it's once if you use it without the charger a lot, and twice if you keep it on your desk. (That's per month ;))

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