Urgent BATTERY question!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phame, May 14, 2010.

  1. phame macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    When you turn on your new MBP for the first time are you supposed to plug it in? Or are you supposed to use it untill the battery completely dies and then give it a full charge?

    I know with other electronic items like cell phones...etc you are normally supposed to give it a full 8-16 hour charge before first use...
  2. silencer88 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Feel free to use it, enjoy it.

    Just let the battery die all the way (and a few hours more after it goes to sleep by itself) some time this week.
  3. SonicBoom1981 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    I was wondering myself what you are officially meant to do when you get a new MPB regarding the battery... does it have some juice in it already?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, just plug it in and start using it.
  5. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    If it mattered, Apple would tell you what to do.
  6. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    I dont get it, when I drain the battery fully, my i5 just shuts down after saving the RAM contents onto the hard drive. The sleep indicator does not pulse, so I dont understand this business of letting it drain further overnight!
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Just because it shuts down and the sleep indicator isn't pulsing, that doesn't mean the battery is fully drained. Hence, the 5 hour recommendation.

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