Macbook advice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JoysMacbookPro, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. JoysMacbookPro macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    Can anyone help me please, i just bought a macbook pro today and want to know more about caring for the battery.
    Firstly is it ok to shutdown the laptop after every use? or should I put it on standby.
    Also is it best to shut it down over night or leave it on standby.

    Thank you
    Newbie:)
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    You can put it to sleep or shut it down. It really won't make any difference. The battery should not need any real care other than perhaps a battery calibration. :)
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I recommend you to sleep it and once in a week, reboot or shut it down for night
     
  4. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    Hey there, congratulations on your new Mac, hope u enjoy it.
    You can keep track of how your battery is by using coconutBattery
    I personally do the same as said above and my battery is 10 months old and at 95% capacity which is pretty decent. My last laptop (HP Pavilion) went from 2hr to 1hr battery life in about 8 months
     
  5. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    The best way to ensure your battery has a healthy life is to make sure you use it often. You just don't want to leave the computer plugged to an outlet 90% of the time. Keeping the battery's juices flowing is the name of the game :D
     

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