. Definitely keep it plugged if it's on your desk. If the ring is green, it's not charging at all (hence, it won't over-charge.) LiIon batteries have a limit of about 500 "cycles" (drain-recharge) before they lose their ability to hold a" /> Mac Forums - View Single Post - New PowerBook on my desk..a couple ?'s
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1. Definitely keep it plugged if it's on your desk. If the ring is green, it's not charging at all (hence, it won't over-charge.)

LiIon batteries have a limit of about 500 "cycles" (drain-recharge) before they lose their ability to hold a charge. Don't worry about this too much (it's inevitable, anyway...it happens to every laptop sooner or later) but why run it from the battery if there's a power outlet handy?

2. Your call. PowerBooks use very little power when sleeping; basically, just enough to "remember" their previous state. Because of this, "waking up" is much faster than starting up. There's also some debate as to whether starting up frequently puts more wear on the mechanical components of the hard disk... :rolleyes:

3. See above...
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