My macbook has been on for 5 days straight...nothing bad will happen, right??

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  1. Lat

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    I took off my battery to make sure there's no extra drainage :o
     
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    i've never actaully shutdown my ibook overnight since the day i've bought it...just restart it for updates...only time i actually restart my system...otherwise, i just close the lid.
     
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    I have it hooked up to my monitor, so technically, it's still running at full speed :o
     
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    mine is always on. well my power book.
     
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    optimal treatment of lithium-ion batteries actually suggests that you take it out, though (high temperatures, like near CPUs, are especially damaging to Li-ions). Though with magsafe I can see your point. it's all tradeoffs :dunno:
     
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    obviously apple doesn't give a shit about that, but the average consumer probably does... Li-ion batteries lose permanent capacity most quickly when they sit in high temperatures at full charge, which is commonplace in laptops:

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium_ion_battery

    Just letting mac shack dudes know what's up with them :dunno: it's not a bad idea to remove the battery if your laptop is primarily a desktop replacement.
     
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    i end up walking around with my laptop and having to charge it everyday after i drain the battery

    usually i never take the battery out, even if it's fully charged and plugged in
    i have a feeling that my battery will not last more than 2 years
    i think i will probably take my battery out when its fully charged and i can sit down with the power cord plugged in.
     

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