Macbook Pro maintenance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pengachu, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. pengachu macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    Hi all! This will be my first post on this forum, so please go easy on me XD

    So I have purchased my macbook pro last year in september (when they were sold with leopard OS). Counting the numbers, my macbook pro is now a almost a year and a half! I have no installed snow leopard on it and am very glad for the changes.

    my problem is, I am not sure if I know how to maintain my macbook pro and keep at at its tip top shape. My questions are as follow:

    1) is it always good to keep my mbp plugged in? I have been doing that almost everytime when I am at home. I only let it live on battery when I take it with me to lectures.

    2) is it good for the laptop to never shut it down? I basically restart/shut it like once a month >.< the most I do was close the top so it goes to this "sleep" mode kind of.

    3) is it possible to run games on an external hard drive? Like starcraft II. I am thinking about move everything to an external hard drive including movies/music/games
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    1. This should answer most if not all of your battery questions. Compliments of GGJstudios. Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

    2. When it comes down to it, it doesnt matter. There are tons of threads on this.

    3. Probably not, but not sure.
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    1. No you should unplug it and let the electrons get moving around in the battery. Check out the Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

    2. That is fine on OS/X. I never turn my Mac's off, but always put them to sleep. The only time I restart is when a Software Update requires it. The longest my MBP went without a restart was something over 60 days.

    3. This one I am not too sure on, but probably though. Others here can answer this one better than me. - I've never tried it.

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