Run macbook without Battery

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  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    While the ac still plugged in? is this okay? or Should the battery always stay in even when its already charged?

    Not to sure about this, and I just got my macbook about a week and a half ago.

    Someone probably posted this thread somewhere else but I cannot find it
     
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  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Yep.... thats absolutely fine! Just make sure you dont damage the pins or internals in the absence of the battery!
     
  4. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Which one is the best method, just leaving the battery in at all times or taking it out?
     
  5. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    I do that all the time when I dont move my lappy from my desk for long long period of time.
     
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  7. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Ummmm.... of course leaving your battery is the best option! Some electron momentum is extremely important for any Li-ion batteries to maintain its polarities and hence the charge capacities well!
     
  8. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    appreciate it, just wanna know which is most recommended, just leaving the battery in or taking it out while using it as a desktop
     
  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    leaving it in
     
  10. priller macrumors regular

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    Leave it in, removing the battery makes the macbook run slower.
     
  11. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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    Okay...so leaving it in is pretty much unanimous.

    But, when using it a majority of the time while on the wall plug...should you periodically unplug it and use the battery, draining it the whole way to keep it's 'charge memory'?

    I have fumbled with this question myself for the longest time...
    I know your supposed to 'train' the battery the first few times...but should you maintain a 'workout' routine for the battery?
    (Sorry, couldn't think of another analogy). :D
     
  12. logana macrumors 65816

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    Yes - leave it in - with the ac charger connected and the battery out your 2.4GHz MacBook will run at the same speed as a 1GHz Macbook.

    Apple recommend just using the MacBook as a battery-powered laptop every month or so. Drain the battery and then recharge.
     
  13. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    Here's a thread that I created a while ago about this, basically an argument over one of my stubborn classmates :D
     

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