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    cplayo
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    what do i do?
    my 15 inch powerbook should be arriving pretty soon, i am just trying to a heads up on what it is that i should do when i recieve the laptop. - thanks chirs

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    daxdagr8t
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    open it up and marvel to its beauty.heheehehe.its up 2 u 2 wat u want to do.u can re-install the os, configure it, play with, heck its upto u to decide but ill recomend u run software update to update ur software.

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    Charge it.
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    Before turning it on just plug it in. You can use it while its doing its first charge but having the first charge completed is important for battery life
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    cplayo
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    is this where i callibrate the battery? do i charge it, then let it drain, and then charge again?

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    AFAIK the first full charge is quite important, I have even heard that it's better to not fully diss charge

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    MoltenLava
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    You need to fully charge and then fully discharge the first time you use the computer for battery calibration. It's explained in the manual why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    I have even heard that it's better to not fully diss charge
    Ignore this piece of advice, and read the manual instead. There you will find that it says it's quite important to fully discharge the battery within the first week or two of ownership.
    Roger Michaels
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    I never claimed that my post was advise, I posted what I heard and suggestion to read the manual was already posted here but this to end any doubt

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    Apple recommends charging and discharging its battery at least once per month.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html
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    Long live Lithium Ion batteries huh? I remember the NiCad days of 386 laptops when you had to be careful not to overcharge, or run it dead, or top it up too much, etc. All this and the battery on provided an hour's charge at best, when it was brand new.
    Roger Michaels
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