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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by killerrobot, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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  2. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    I'm nearly 100% sure that Apple states in its support pages not to use the machine when it is plugged in and the battery has been removed.

    I'm also pretty sure, that if the battery is fully charged, the MPB will draw it's power straight from the power supply - so I'm guessing that this wouldn't help in any case.

    Pretty sure there’s a laptop stand with a fan built-in to help cooling that you can get.
     
  3. TilJ macrumors member

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    Wow. I don't have an answer for you, but I'm impressed that you're able to survive that, much less the laptop :eek:
     
  4. killerrobot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You just have to not be used to air, and drink more water than you could imagine. And as for the laptops, mine hasn't yet, but many friends just automatically shut down from the heat with no warning.

    And Ignatius, that's stuff I've heard as well, but I would really like to have some quotes, links, apple jargon to back it up. I can't find anything official. No ones seems to have a straight answer. Also I just don't understand how keeping it plugged in without the battery could hurt it? Thanks for the advice on the laptop stand.

    And what about the heat messing with the battery charge? Any ideas?
     
  5. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Link to why removing your battery during use isn't a good idea.

    Operating your Mac with high ambient temperatures can reduce battery life. Here is more information.

    Have you considered an inexpensive window air conditioner? :)
     
  6. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I would get one of those laptop pads that plugs in via USB and has 2 or 3 fans to circulate underneath your laptop. I used one a lot on my powerbook and it helped shave a few degrees off the operating temp.
     
  7. killerrobot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the link. I'm not worried about an accidental unplugging and therefore loss of unsaved data (my laptop doesn't move and the plug is in a corner where you can't get near it to accidently knock it out). But I guess the 1 Ghz thing is enough to make me not want to do it.

    Buying the window air conditioner isn't the problem... it's the electrical bill that follows which I would have to pawn my computer off to pay.:(

    I will probably just buy a laptop pad for now and maybe start doing a lot more work in the public libraries --free air:) . Thanks everyone.
     
  8. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

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    One of the best things I did with my old PowerBook G4 Ti was when I bought a new battery [to replace the old dead one] I opened up the old one, threw away the guts and glued it back together, so I would have a hollow shell to fill the battery compartment. I normally use my laptop at home plugged in so doing this kept my new battery fresh for when I needed it, reduced the amount of heat it generated on the bottom and made the laptop lighter too.

    :)
     
  9. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    I don't understand...why would Apple sell systems with PSUs that aren't big enough to power the system at max load?

    They're relying on the BATTERY to make up the difference?!? THAT obviously doesn't work. If I'm on AC, I'd have both CPUs at max all the time, and the GPU at max if I fire up a game.
     
  10. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Probably because the power adapter would have to be larger and heavier to do so. They're big enough as it is, IMO. I miss my PB power adapter.

    At least it actually works without a battery, even though it's only half speed. The original Mac Portable wouldn't work at all without a battery installed.
     
  11. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    That's a defective design. Putting looks over the functioning of a product stinks.

    Yeah, though it should work full speed.
     
  12. e12a macrumors 68000

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    seriously..how many threads like this were made? its ridiculous.

    by the way, Intel designed its chips with a thermal solution so it will last for a while even without a heatsink. the old AMD athlon XP with their exposed die fried almost instantly if not in contact with a heatsink.
     
  13. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Well, it's a good question, and one that has a strange answer.
     
  14. killerrobot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There were five before I posted this one that asked somewhat similiar questions but not the one I asked. On top of it, no one had ever received as good an answer to their question as I did in this thread. So I guess threads like this keep coming up because there isn't a 100% right answer whichever way you look at it. But the most disturbing part of it all is that, if your sick of all the threads like this, why did you read this one?
     

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