MacBook Pro charging
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    Default MacBook Pro charging

    Hi guys again, i just bought mbp 2.0 ghz 2011 and I am new to mbps and laptops, so I am asking when should i use power supply, when should I charge macbook, because seller told me that i should have my power supply all the time because mbp has it's own recharging time and I am a little bit confused could you explain it to me what should I do?

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    Tech Mentor D.S.M.I.T.'s Avatar
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    Hi

    What I do is this:
    I use my mac without the power cord untill the battery level drops below 5%-7% (You can enable the percentage by clicking the battery icon in the top right conrner, click on show, then hit Percentage)

    Then I plug it in and let it charge completely, without taking it out.

    I think this is the best way to preserve the mac's battery life.
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    thanks on answer, so when you work in club do you plug in power supply or not?

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    Always play with your AC plugged.

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    Tech Mentor Jason Cerna's Avatar
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    If you are DJing, use the power supply.

    Anything else is up to you.

    But, don't keep the laptop plugged in all the time. You will need to use the battery a few times a month and when you do, drain the battery fully, at least once a month.

    You can also calibrate the battery:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490

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