macbook- battery or no battery

stealthsniper96

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Jul 20, 2007
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when my macbook is at home on my desk would it be better for me to take the battery out rather than keep running it off the battery?
 

stealthsniper96

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Jul 20, 2007
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ok thanks heres my next question. would it harm the battery at all if i left it plugged in constantly or is it better for it to just keep cycling the charges?
 

GusR9

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Apr 20, 2007
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I have the same question, I dont want to harm the battery if I leave my macbook plugged in too much time
 

iToaster

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May 3, 2007
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The battery will be fine if you leave it in, it charges to 99%, then sorta sits there between 99% and 95% and charges back up again. Don't worry, your MB is smart enough not to overcharge its battery. But NEVER take your battery out, the computer will run at 1 Ghz and if you just jitter that magsafe enough, pow... off.
 

GusR9

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Apr 20, 2007
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Hello guys I'm a little worried about the batery of my new macbook, it just have 1 week with me and shows 98% of charge, I leave my macbook plugged in almost all the day and I use disconnect at leaste 1 time per week.

I am doing things in the right way??... leaving my macbook plugged to the adapter most part of the time...this is good for the health of my battery??
 

deadpixels

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Oct 30, 2006
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Hello guys I'm a little worried about the batery of my new macbook, it just have 1 week with me and shows 98% of charge, I leave my macbook plugged in almost all the day and I use disconnect at leaste 1 time per week.

I am doing things in the right way??... leaving my macbook plugged to the adapter most part of the time...this is good for the health of my battery??
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GusR9

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Apr 20, 2007
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Perfect!
Just to clarify everything, can I leave my macbook plugged to the adapter without damaging the battery?
I mean I use my macbook plugged to the adapter not everyday (5 days connected and maybe 2 using the battery), the rest I disconnect it at least 1 time per week, is this method safe for the life and health of my battery???
 

soLoredd

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Mar 12, 2007
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It's fine to leave it plugged in constantly. The recommendation is to calibrate it once a month but other than that...I use my MacBook probably 99.3% of the time plugged in. The battery is still functioning fine after 5 months of using it this way.

Don't worry about it.
 

GusR9

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Apr 20, 2007
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Thanks dude! I dont have no doubts anymore in this subject, thanks for everything
 

powerbuddy

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Jun 20, 2006
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Is there any way you can purposely slow down the processor speed of a Macbook? I need to save some battery life on my next trip! :rolleyes: