How would you store a MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by duggram, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. duggram macrumors 6502

    duggram

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    Got a 13" MBA today. Now how do I store the old MBP?

    I don't want to get rid of it. Just save it for that day when it's needed as a replacement or ?
     
  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Don't store it somewhere damp like a basement. If you have a reasonably dry and cool closet, that would be fine.
     
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Sell it.

    If you really don't want to sell it, set it up as your desktop or something. Otherwise, I'd put it in it's box, but make sure to take it out every two weeks and run, then charge the battery. You can't just put it down and expect the battery to last very long. A dry cool place would be ideal.
     
  4. duggram thread starter macrumors 6502

    duggram

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    Thanks for the replies. I do have a cool dry spot for it. As for the battery, would it be OK to remove it for storage?
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Yes, you should remove the battery for long storage.

    Removing the battery will also throttle the processor, if you wanted to run it as a server or something.

    For storage, i'd use a pelican case in a temperature-appropriate environment, or the original box.
     
  6. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    why are you not just selling it? It will only go down in value. You can always buy another of the same model.
     
  7. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    you could always buy a safety deposit box.... bank vaults tend to have ideal storage conditions, but remove the battery
     
  8. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Make sure the battery is at about half charge when you put it away.
     

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