How to look after my MacBook Pro...

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

  1. DavieT123 macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2009
    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


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Bookmark Mroogle and search for any questions that come up when you get it.

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