I can't unplug my macbook while using an external monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tsnyder, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. tsnyder macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    I started using my macbook pro with an external monitor in mirror mode...but I can't seem to unplug the power when I'm in this state...it automatically goes to sleep.

    I want to be able to unplug my laptop when its fully charged since its recommended to do so to preserve the battery life...but it doesn't seem like I can when using it this way. Any tips? Or is it really not that big of a deal to unplug your battery every time it's fully charged. Are Apply batteries doomed to poop out eventually no matter what? I suppose turning it off at the end of work day could recoup damage? Help!
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yes, batteries will poop out eventually regardless

    You are only recommended to discharge once a month if you leave it plugged in all of the time
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There is no such recommendation. It's not necessary to unplug when the batteries are fully charged, as they will not overcharge.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

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