Leaving For 2 Weeks, what to do with macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ElCambo, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. ElCambo macrumors regular

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    I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks, just wondering what I should do with the macbook as im leaving it at home.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    turn it off, unplug the power adapter (from the wall, too), remove the battery (making sure it's not fully charged, nor uncharged).

    Then put it somewhere difficult to find, maybe?
     
  3. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it necessary to unplug the battery? Could I just completely drain the computer to it forces itself into sleep, then turn it off, and unplug the power and switch it all off at the plug?
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    No, you don't want the battery to be completely full or empty... you want it somewhere around 30-50%.
     
  5. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    give me your address - i'll come and look after it for you ;)
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    do NOT drain the battery. Leave it above or around 50% charged. If you leave it completely drained for too long the battery will lose its ability to charge, period, and you'll have to get a replacement.
     
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  8. noway macrumors regular

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    i'm french, i could be wrong but isn't sight?:cool:
     
  9. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    You're way off, it's "lap" ;)
     
  10. sfisher macrumors regular

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    Yes, you're right. It's sight. ;)

    Back to the topic: What to do with the laptop while you're gone? Take it with you?:D I don't think you need to drain the battery to 50% unless you're leaving it for a longer period (months) from what I remember reading on Apple's site.
     
  11. janey macrumors 603

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    doesn't matter, the point would be to not leave the computer sleeping because of low battery - it would safe sleep and would not be good for the battery regardless.
     
  12. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Just turn it off, unplug it, and leave it. Don't worry about taking out the battery or draining it halfway, etc. It's only two weeks, it will be fine.
     

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