How to look after my MacBook Pro...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DavieT123, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. DavieT123 macrumors newbie

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    Got an email today telling my that my Unibody MacBook Pro 13" is on it's way :)

    This is my first Mac & my first laptop and I wanted to know the main things I should do to look after it, and why. I just read you should let the battery drain fully at least once a month... And on the same page I also read that you shouldn't let it ever get below 10% or this will severely reduce it's life!?

    I just want to get as long and as much as I can out of it as it was very expensive (to me!) so any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance, David.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Typically when the battery gets between 20-30% you should recharge it. The monthly calibration (running it to 0%, and then leaving the computer unplugged until it turns off and then fully recharging the battery) is a good monthly habit as you said. You can monitor your battery health using coconutbattery, when down the line your battery needs replacing, Apple will replace it for you for $130.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Bookmark Mroogle and search for any questions that come up when you get it.
     

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