Leaving for 90 days, how to store macbook?

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  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

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    I will be leaving for 90 days, I use my unibody mbp daily.
    Do I need to set it on a certain charge amount since I wont be using it for 3 months? Certain area or temperature? I hear it's best in a cooler area. Or just not hot?

    Appreciate it
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    and take out the battery if it's a removable version?
     
  4. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Half battery, cool dry place, try searching
     
  5. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

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    Alright, just checkin. Didn't want to come back and something just isn't working properly. Never know with expensive technology these days.:rolleyes:

    Yes, the batter is removable.
     
  6. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    The most important thing is to discharge the battery about half way, and make sure the computer isn't in a sleep mode that will drain it more.
     
  7. moka macrumors 6502a

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    how dare you leave your MBP behind! it should be getting a front seat to where your going.... :mad:
     
  8. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know but when you're on an "iron vacation" they won't allow anything in there ;)

    She'll definitely be waiting for me when I get out though hehe
     
  9. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't Iron Vaction mean Jail? and if you are what did you do?
     
  10. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Hide it so it doesn't get stolen while you're gone.:p
     
  11. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Best way to store a battery is at 60-80%, at a cool temperature.
    I wouldn't keep it in the fridge, but try find somewhere below 20°C if possible.
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    "If you don’t plan on using your notebook for more than six months, Apple recommends that you store the battery with a 50% charge. If you store a battery when it’s fully discharged, it could fall into a deep discharge state, which renders it incapable of holding any charge. Conversely, if you store it fully charged for an extended period of time, the battery may experience some loss of battery capacity, meaning it will have a shorter life. Be sure to store your notebook and battery at the proper temperature. (See “Notebook Temperate Zone.”)"

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html
     
  13. vstephenson macrumors member

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    Give it to me! I'll take good care of it Muwahahaha:eek:
     
  14. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Does that also go foe iPhones though also? Just asking because I'll be leaving both behind. Actually sorry I'll just check under the iPhone forum.

    Appreciate everyones help here !!!!!
     

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