Macbook pro battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jkam, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. jkam macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to macbooks and i have a question 2 questions about batteries

    1.) So when i take the macbook out of the box, i fully charge it and then do i callibrate it (as in fully discharge it) or should i wait after a month?

    2.) To extend battery life (as in using 2-3 cycles per week), should i use my laptop running the battery and charge it when it is low like 30-50% or is it better to use it till it gets to 70% and then charge it?

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated!
     
  2. Kristalghost macrumors member

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    me to

    yeah I'd love to know all the tips for extending battery life and usage to please
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I know I'm not much help, b/c I've had my MBP since Feb '09 and it's 8 months old and I try to plug in everywhere I go, so that said, I have a total of (5) cycles and have let it run down to nothing on (2) occasions to do the calibration. Keep a close eye on your battery with Coconut Battery....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  4. jkam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anyone that can answer my questions??
    thanks!
     
  5. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

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    The calibration does not extend battery life, it only makes the estimated time/percentage more accurate
     
  6. picklesmand macrumors member

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    also, leaving your machine plugged in all the time is a bad idea. Use the battery a few times a week.
     

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