Removing battery from MacBook Pro when fully charged?

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  1. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    Does anyone else remove their battery when its fully charged and you are just sitting with the computer plugged in? I ask because I feel like sitting with the batt fully charged and plugged in will reduce the life of the battery.
     
  2. BIGsteev

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    Can't say I've ever done that. I don't think it reduces battery life? My understanding is that when the battery is fully charged and the computer is plugged in, the computer just runs on the plug anyway...
     
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  4. TheWeasel

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    No need to remove it as they battery life isn't diminished by removing it. Don't worry. That's not something computer makers would allow to continue happening if that was the case and would have been taken care of a long time ago. Only remove it if you are storing the machine for an extended period of time (weeks to months).
     
  5. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    I didnt say that removing it would diminish the battery life. I was implying that it would extend the life of the battery. I would imagine that sitting with the battery fully charged in the computer for long periods would slowly reduce the maximum mAh capacity of the battery.
     
  6. TheWeasel

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    No it should not hurt the battery at all or diminish the battery life.
     
  7. mojito

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    i'd be weary of damage to the internals with the battery out
     
  8. TheWeasel

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    Good point. In most laptops the laptop runs off the battery while the charger restores the power being pulled from the battery while plugged in. That way it doesn't have to switch over from AC to battery when you unplug it which would cause a momentary drop in power and power the machine off.
     

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