Macbook Finished Charging After First Use... What Now?

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  1. JamerTheProgram macrumors member

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    Hello!
    I am now a proud owner of a Macbook Pro 15 2012 non retina 2.6! :D
    Got it today and I wanted to do a small bit of Minecraft on it so I plugged it in on my first boot so I could use the Nvidia 650 in it. The Mac says its fully charged. Does this mean I can unplug it now?
    Also, can I use the Nvidia 650 on battery and get about an hours life out of it?
    Thanks! :D
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can run with it plugged in or unplugged. It will not overcharge. Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug at any time, regardless of the charged percentage. Just make sure you don't run on AC power all the time, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can unplug it whenever you want. It's your computer, remember?
     
  4. JamerTheProgram thread starter macrumors member

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    Good grief, I forgot all about that! :p
    Nah, I ment would it do any battery damage for me to take it off charge for the first time.
     
  5. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Or that's what Apple wants you to believe.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it can't damage your battery to plug or unplug it at any time.
     
  7. JamerTheProgram thread starter macrumors member

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    Even after the first run of the machine was run off of a power adapter?
     
  8. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    Prepared to be grilled bro...
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It doesn't matter in the slightest.
     
  10. JamerTheProgram thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh good. I thought it didn't. Sometimes they advise you drain the battery and then recharge it.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not required with current Mac notebooks. I highly recommend that you read the Battery FAQ.
     
  12. JamerTheProgram thread starter macrumors member

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    Hell yeah! Thats great.
    Just thought I would double check.
    Thanks! :)
     
  13. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Should get more than an hour just playing minecraft (why you'd want to play this is another question!)
     

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