storing my MBP for a month and more..!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hassoon, May 16, 2010.

  1. hassoon macrumors regular

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    hi, i wanna store my macbook pro for a month and more..! so what do i have to do with the battery in order to keep it safe and never drain while i'm storing it..?! P.S: am not going to use my MBP during the period of storing..! thank u!
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Let it drain to 50% (or charge it to 50%) and turn it off.
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Why 50%? Why not more or less, or fully charged?
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    The 50% is from Apple's battery page. That's only recommended for storage for 6+ months however. There's another page which only identifies whether batteries stored for varying periods of time will still hold a charge.

    In the end there is no way to prevent the battery from draining, you can't dodge physics. As far as the precise %age to store it at I don't have the answers...
     

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