Is it a bad idea to run a Macbook without a battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by east85, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. east85 macrumors 65816

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    I currently do not move my macbook much, I was thinking I could just pop it in when I need it to save the battery some wear and tear. Bad idea?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, bad idea.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  4. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    I run my windows laptop without the battery all the time.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The OP didn't ask about a Windows PC, however.
     
  6. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    But aren't both laptops? Just because it has a half bitten apple on it does not mean it is not the same.
     
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    Apple uses different technologies to get the most out of the battery and have it more integrated than most non-Apple laptops.

    Apple designs the hard- and software, thus it is very safe to assume, they know, what they are talking about, when it is pertaining their own computers.

    And as the MagSafe adapter can get loose much quicker than a standard laptop power connector, what happens, if you accidentally remove the power and no battery is inside the Mac?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    simsaladimbamba is absolutely right, of course. Also, read the links I provided, which fully explains why this shouldn't be done with an Apple notebook, regardless of what you may do with other notebooks. Not all laptops are identical in technology employed.
     
  9. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    First troll I've ever seen here. I have a windows laptop as well but only the enlightened can see the benefit of both OSes.
     

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