MacBook will arrive; I will be on trip

phong

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 30, 2002
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I have a MacBook coming in on Friday and I am leaving immediately after for a long term trip overseas (I am taking my PowerBook G4 instead to do work).

What should I do about the battery? Obviously, I won't be here to turn it on for about 2 months.

I plan on running it down as much as I can, shut down the MacBook, and remove the battery from the unit itself while I am gone.


Thanks guys

-Phong
 

lewion

macrumors regular
May 31, 2006
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Sydney
phong said:
I have a MacBook coming in on Friday and I am leaving immediately after for a long term trip overseas (I am taking my PowerBook G4 instead to do work).

What should I do about the battery? Obviously, I won't be here to turn it on for about 2 months.

I plan on running it down as much as I can, shut down the MacBook, and remove the battery from the unit itself while I am gone.


Thanks guys

-Phong
why won't you take both notebooks???? Oh and if you want so i'll turn it on if you live in my neigbourhood, which i don't think you do :p
 

Ugg

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Apr 7, 2003
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Penryn
Apple recommends that you remove the battery if you won't be using the computer for more than about 4 weeks. The battery shouldn't be affected. DON'T leave the computer plugged in while you're gone.
 

calebjohnston

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Jan 24, 2006
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I believe you should charge it to 30%, and remove it, and then leave it somewhere clean and dry - but not hot.

Also, unplug your computer so there's no accidental explosions :).