Working without the battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eraxxer, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Eraxxer macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I use my macbook all the time with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse plugged into the wall. Is it best to remove the laptop battery to conserve battery life since it's continuously being charged?

    Would i need to leave the laptop plugged in at all times if i remove the battery even when not in use? Would this erase the date/time, etc?

    Thanks for your help!!

    cm:cool:
     
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    If you do do this, the CPU clock speed is programmed to slow down drastically (I think around ~40%) so, the machine will slow down quite a bit. Also, if you do work without your battery, if your machine becomes uplugged then it will power down, so it is best to keep it in at all times.

    (As a side note, it's my 500th post! Yay!)
     
  3. svndmvn Guest

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    I thought only one core worked when battery-less
    BTW, it is ok for the battery to be in the computer when plugged in, it will just vary between 95% and 100%, I believe, Mac OS X figures out how to best conserve it, and it's also true that batteries need to be used, calibrate it once a month and use it once a while.
     
  4. Eraxxer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it, thanks guys. Battery in again. No problem.

    Thanks for your help.

    cm
     

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