Macbook pro battery

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  1. lostinforums macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm replacing my macbook pro battery in my late 2011 13" model.

    Do i need to 'calibrate' it or anything when i first install it?

    Thanks for any help and advice
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

    New_Mac_Smell

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    Not that I'm aware of, nothing in there can be calibrated. Probably a good idea to charge it up fully before use, but you can use it from the moment it's installed.
     
  3. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I replaced the battery on my 2011 MacBook Air. I did do a complete charge to 100%, a complete drain to 0% (until it shut itself off), and then another 100% charge, which may have been unnecessary but doesn't hurt. Worked fine, new battery got about 5-6 hours, which is about what I typically got when it was new.

    In general, you don't really need to do anything though, assuming you got an Apple battery (third party batteries would theoretically be the same, but who knows what you're getting).
     
  4. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Assuming it isn't a NiCad battery you don't need to do a full charge/drain cycle or anything. It technically won't hurt but it definitely won't do it any good (Negligible though).
     

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