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Don't worry so much about batteries. Removing the battery and running off the outlet will not help anything, it will actually make things worse.

When you run your MacBook without the battery it automatically lowers settings in your machine and your laptop will run slower.

Any rechargeable battery will begin to die off eventually, they only have so many charges in them. Over time it will start to not hold a charge for as long, after about 400ish charges it will be almost impossible to use. When this happens you just buy a new battery, when possible leave your laptop plugged in and charging while you are using it, but when you need to take it out and about with you just take it with you on battery power.

It is a laptop for a reason, it is meant to be run on a battery. I leave mine plugged in at my desk but when I take it to class I run on battery power. Just make sure you let the battery run down all the way every once in a while and then charge it back up it keeps the battery working properly.

You have probably killed your current battery by not using it at all, just like a car battery would die if you let it sit for a while.
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