Hi MacRumors, I have a 2010 13'' MacBook Pro that I would like to retire and store away for an extended period of time (1-2 years or more) before possibly using it again as a novelty. I was wondering what the best way to go about this would be to keep it in the best health during that time. I would rather just hang on to it than sell it - I don't think the ~$300-350 I could get for it is worth it compared to how sentimental it is. Plus, it seems like robbery to hand someone a "Pro" grade notebook for $300 with an aluminum build and bells/whistles like a backlit keyboard, even if the hardware is dated in current times. I know that I will have to focus on temperature - I most likely plan on storing it in a drawer. My main question is, would it make a difference to disconnect the battery and store that away separately? I also plan on salvaging the SSD and RAM for use in other computers. I plan on leaving the SATA connector for the HDD/SSD just sitting there with no drive connected, and the RAM slots empty as well. Right now, I have it on a shelf with a few books on top of it and I figure that isn't exactly ideal, but I could just be obsessive about it. My main concern is what to do with the battery - leave it connected, disconnect it but leave it in the chassis, or remove it and store it away separately? Does it even have potential to bulge or leak overtime when it has not been operating? My guess is no as long as it is stored away in an acceptable temperature, but I'd like to hear opinions on the matter first. Thanks very much to anyone who takes the time to reply.