sleepy time question?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CBillups1, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

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    when you put the macbook to sleep during the nite do you need to leave it in the charger? is that what you guys do?
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I don't. Mine's sleeping in the case ready for me to bolt in the morning.
     
  3. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. belvdr macrumors 601

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    If the battery is almost dead, yes. If not, it's in the bag, as stated above.
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Yes, but very minor. It has to keep the a charge on the RAM.
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    False...

    You should have your MacBook plugged in whenever you can. Unnecessarily charging up and down the battery reduces its long-term life far more significantly than anything else.
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Do you have any proof of that? The reason I ask is that I've had several laptops that have lasted many years without need of a battery replacement, and I've used them both on and off chargers.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I thought that was generally accepted knowledge... but to counter your personal experience, I have PowerBook 3400 batteries that still work, simply because they're almost never ever used during their entire lives. Thats like over 11 years.

    Then one day I realized I never use the portability part of my laptops, so I just stopped buying them and am quite happy with my Mac Pro desktop.
     

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