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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Question Using 13inch macbook w/o battery
    I have a 13 inch a1181 and im always at home. To preserve the battery im gonna start using my macbook without the battery. Is this ok? I have a long cord so im not worried about it coming out. What do you guys think?

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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery
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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Whoa! thanks bro
    U just earned some rep my man

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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by treyweez11 View Post
    Whoa! thanks bro
    U just earned some rep my man
    NVM seems ive already given u some lol

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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    You don't need to remove the battery to preserve the life anyway, as it stops charging once it is full.
    Adding to that if you know out the charger without the battery in, you will lose power and whatever you are working on at the time.

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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Battery stops charging once it is fully charged, so not having it installed will not prolong the battery life.
    Also, if you accidentally knock out the charger, you will not only lose power, but also any unsaved changes to what you are working on.

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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    Battery stops charging once it is fully charged, so not having it installed will not prolong the battery life.
    Also, if you accidentally knock out the charger, you will not only lose power, but also any unsaved changes to what you are working on.
    So its not like on PCs when you keep the laptop plugged in always the battery will go bad?

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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery
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    You should still follow their recommendation on battery calibration.

    Mac OS X 10.4 Help: Calibrating a MacBook or MacBook Pro battery
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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    You should still follow their recommendation on battery calibration.

    Mac OS X 10.4 Help: Calibrating a MacBook or MacBook Pro battery
    Awesome thanks

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    Using 13inch macbook w/o battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by treyweez11 View Post
    So its not like on PCs when you keep the laptop plugged in always the battery will go bad?
    It's exactly the same as on PCs. If you leave the laptop plugged in, the battery will stop charging once it's full.

    Nothing magical or special about a Mac's battery and charging system - it's identical to every other PC laptop.

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