Pull the battery if always plugged in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bbplayer5, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    using my macbook pro as a desktop replacement basically... is it smart to leave the battery in while its plugged in, or remove it?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Removing the battery reduces the processing power the Mac uses...
     
  3. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that without a battery, you can only run on half power. But I could be wrong.
     
  4. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I think when you remove the battery your computer throttles down the CPU.

    Edit: Three's the charm. ;)
     
  5. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

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    Leaving the battery in will not damage the battery provide that you condition (drain to shutdown and fully recharge) it every few weeks or so.
     
  6. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    Once a month or so isn't it?


    I'm fairly certain that it's not necessary if you don't care about the "time remaining" feature. I think thats all that "calibration" is used for.
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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