Weird Mbp Battery Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by inmotion, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. inmotion macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2005
    hey all,

    ive had my macbook pro for the last 5 months and im getting a little worried...
    ive been reading that when battery is charged u should take it out and leave it in a cool place... true or false?
    should i just always leave my battery in or take it out when im doing using and rely on AC power?

    right now using Coconut Battery 2.5.1 5313 mAh which is 96% of my battery left :( would recalibrating help me?

    also i noticed that when i take the battery out... itunes will not run at full speed! converting song would go make to like 12-13x while with the battery in it would go up to 22x+
    (temperature also jumps by 10 degrees but anyhow)

    any ideas?!

    thanks so much!
  2. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    Spanaway, Wa
    I'm not positive...but it seems about the right time period...

    MacBook Pro Battery Exchange

    I've never heard anything about the taking the battery out and putting it in the fridge. And thus, don't know how much it can help. It seems out of whack but that's just meee.
  3. inmotion thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2005
    um... battery serial doesnt qualify..

    i dont put battery in fridge just like in a drawer.....

    this is nagging me
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    96% battery capacity after 5 months of usage is just fine.

    Leave you battery in your computer at all times. Removing it while on AC power does nothing for your battery's health, and only exposes the innards of your computer to added dust and dirt and possible physical damage.
  5. inmotion thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2005
    its back where it belongs

    i guess im just a little paranoid haha

    first mac so want to take care of my baby :)
    thanks a lot !
  6. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    The best thing you can do is when the battery does finally wear down and you replace it, which you prob will at some point, keep your new battery charged and leave the old one in the laptop. That way your new one should avoid the constant charge\discharge that occures when you use it around the house or whatnot.

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