Question about calibrating MBP

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  1. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490

    For step 6, is it alright to turn on and use my computer while I'm charging it back up to full? Thanks.
     
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    For the most accurate calibration, it is recommended that you don't use your computer when you calibrate it, though it will only have a small effect if you do use it when you calibrate it. If you drain it down and then charge it all the way while you're using it every few days you should get just as accurate of a calibration as leaving it off when you charge it every once in a while.
     
  3. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    I believe so, as long as you let it fully charged, because when it is plugged in, you're drawing power from the adapter and not your battery


    Edit: apparently what ive been doing is different from others. Please take what I said with a grain of salt. But after 176 cycles of using this method, my battery health is still at 98%.
     
  4. jvlog macrumors member

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    Damn that's good I'm at 93% at 48 cycles
     
  5. MrMinor macrumors 6502

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    Where do you find the battery health and number of cycles?

    Sorry if this is a hijack. Mods please feel free to delete if it is.
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    istat pro or you could if you just wanted to see the condition & cycle count click on the :apple: logo ( top left in menubar )> about this Mac > more info > power
     
  7. MrMinor macrumors 6502

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  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    No worries, istat pro is probably the most known & best monitoring widget out their its real useful for keeping an eye on other things such as Temps etc
     

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