How should I store my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oxband, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    I'm about to leave the country for 6 months. I have a 17 inch, mid-2009 MBP. Can i just leave it on my desk at home or do I need to do anything special storage-wise to make sure it works when I get back? The battery in it is just two weeks old if that makes a difference.
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    It's fine there but below there's some info on Apple's site.

    Link to Apple's Advise


    Edit, someone beat me to it :)
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Anywhere between 40-60% of charge is fine (50% that Apple gives is just the in middle). Keep it in a bag to seal out dust.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Just unplug it when it's half charged and you'll be fine :) It might pay to hide it somewhere though, as if you're leaving for 6 months a MacBook Pro jus sitting there on the desk could get stolen...
     
  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Wow. I never realized there was a protocol for this. Good to know.
     
  6. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    All the advice given so far is bang on - but another thing to remember is you should actually turn it off as opposed to closing the lid and let it sleep as it will likely lose that 50% charge in a week or two if left to sleep.

    Or why not take it with you?
     
  7. tiwizard macrumors regular

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    A 17 laptop is pretty big to carry around, and depending on if the OP is traveling a lot (versus moving to one location for 6 months), then brining the laptop may be difficult. Plus, there are a lot of places in the world without electricity ;)
     

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