Mbp Battery Question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Moseslam, May 3, 2008.

  1. Moseslam macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    Just got a refurb 2.2 MBP from Apple and I must say I am haaapppeeee with this thing! And for you gloss vs matte indecisive fence sitters, I got a matte screen and am VERY glad that I did!

    My question:

    On reading several threads, it seems like there are complaints / concerns about the MBP battery life /health. And after a brief forum search, I did not find information pertaining to maintaining proper health for the MBP battery.

    My question is, is there a proper guide to using these batteries to maintain optimal health? For example, when I use the MBP, off charge, should I run it until empty, before charging, or should I always try to plug in and charge whenever possible?

    I want to keep my cycles low to keep my battery health in top shape, and I do use it often as a desktop replacement. But the brief trips out of the office when I disconnect it, I wonder, if it is better to run it empty then charge, or charge immediately, or doesn't matter.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks

    Mo
     
  2. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Use the battery however you need to, just do one thing: At least once a month fully charge the battery, and fully discharge it until computer forces a sleep. Then let it charge full and then you can use it whenever again.
     

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