MBP as desktop - battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Toraen, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Toraen macrumors member

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    I have the 13" MBP setup as a desktop with external monitor. Everything is great - it will be in that configuration ~90% of the time.

    The machine is always plugged in now, the charge light is green suggesting it's fully charged but the battery meter always reads 99% (and text "Battery is charged".).

    Do I need to do anything special for battery life? I've read that it should be completely drained and charged about once a month at least - is that it?

    Thanks
     
  2. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    First place to start is by reading your owners manual. And here are two great information letters about how to care for the battery correctly.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1764220
     
  4. Toraen thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the links - so it seems like once a month or so of letting it go down and back up should do the trick.
     

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