Mac book pro (non unibody) battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by solarisc, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. solarisc macrumors member

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    i have a burning question, how can you "decode" to tell when the battery was made by serial number. I know you could determine the date of manufactured with Macbooks by the SN.

    Furthermore, what would i do to prolong a spare battery which i haven't opened the box yet.

    Thanks much
     
  2. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I don't suppose there's anything you can do with it while it's still in the box :p but an important thing to do with anything new that's powered by battery is to fully charge it, run the battery all the way down (don't plug it in until it's dead), then fully charge it back up again. From there, it's fine to plug it in anytime.

    However, you should run it all the way down then charge it back up every few months. It's called power cycling and it extends the life of your battery. :)
     
  3. solarisc thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, i heard that you should just leave it at 50% charge if i were to keep it a long time?

    anyone knows about decoding the serial numbers?
     

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