New To My MacBook...Battery Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbute2k2, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. jbute2k2 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    So I just made the switch to Apple and I got the Black MacBook....I was wondering if keeping it plugged in all the time when im home will ruin the battery. This is what happened to my old windows based laptop. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    They say it is best to discharge the battery periodically, but I can tell you from practical experience that my wife's 20 month old MacBook still has the original battery, still holds a really good charge, and she uses it 90% of the time plugged in at her desk.
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Keeping it plugged in is OK, but you'll want to unplug it every so often to keep those electrons moving.

    Also remember to Calibrate the Battery about every month.

    You can read more about how to care for Apple Batteries here: Here.

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