4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2007 8:15 PM by g1n
g1n Level 1 (0 points)
Hey guys,

I experienced problem with my battery so I went to Apple store to exchange it. The lady at the store took my battery and she told me the replacement will come in 2 weeks and I am left without my battery.

Now I am wondering if it is safe to run my macbook pro only with the adapter without the battery attached

Help would be so much appreciated

Thanks

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Rajesh Sharma Level 4 (3,730 points)
    It's fine to run. The processor will probably throttle down to 1ghz.

    Other than that, just take care to ensure the magsafe doesn't come out - sudden crashes are not good for file directory systems.

    It's fine to run on ac though.

    Best of luck.
  • SignOfZeta Level 2 (260 points)
    Rajesh Sharma wrote:
    It's fine to run. The processor will probably throttle down to 1ghz.

    Other than that, just take care to ensure the magsafe doesn't come out - sudden crashes are not good for file directory systems.


    I think all Intel Mac portables throttle down to 1 GHz when the battery is removed. I've no idea why, nor have I heard of a workaround.

    I love the magnetic connector, but battery-less operation is where the MagSafe idea comes loose (pun intended). If you don't want to run with a battery for whatever reason, make sure you have plenty of slack in the cord.

    (I miss my PowerBook G3. Not even Steve Ballmer's heaviest chair could knock out that power cord.)
  • Fortuny Level 7 (21,435 points)
    Hi all,

    all MBs and MBPs automatically throttle down when running without the battery inserted.
    See here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305336

    And no workaround there.

    Stefan
  • g1n Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the help guys