New Battery, Now what?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sweener88, May 27, 2008.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

    Sweener88

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    Hey guys,
    I just got a new macbook pro battery from apple as the replacement i bought 6 months ago lasted only 30min running ONLY system profiler..:rolleyes: anyway... before i put this in im wondering what i need to do. do i just plug it in and keep using ther laptop or plug it in and wait for it to charge fully? im asking because when i bought the replacement a few months ago it cam with a manual/guide which i thought i rembered making sure i pluged it in and waited till it was fully charge dbefore using. thanks guys
     
  2. catachip macrumors regular

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    This is what you want to do:

    1) Plug in the power adapter. Let the battery charge to 100%. Let it sit, plugged in at 100%, for at least 2 hours.

    2) Unplug the power adapter and continue to use your Mac while on battery power.

    3) Let the computer put itself to sleep when it gets to 0%. Let the computer sleep at 0%, without plugging in the power adapter, for at least another 5 hours (i.e., let it sleep overnight).

    4) Plug in the power adapter and let the battery charge back up from zero to 100%.

    That should properly calibrate your battery. It doesn't hurt to do this every few months. You can use a free application called "Coconut Battery" to monitor battery health. You can find that here: http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/
     

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