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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Using 13inch macbook w/o battery


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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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MacBook and MacBook Pro: Mac reduces processor speed when battery is removed while operating from an A/C adaptor

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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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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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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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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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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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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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