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3426 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2010 10:21 AM by Chad.Ison
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2010 9:58 AM (in response to Chad.Ison)It's perfectly safe for your hardware to run without the battery. You should be aware however that should there be even the briefest interruption of power, you will lose anything you might be working on if you have not saved it.
Your MacBook will also run at nearly half its normal speed if you use it with the battery removed:
Regardless of the two issues raised above, you should not continue to use your machine with that battery installed. It is possible for the expanding battery to create enough upwards pressure to damage the logic board or to cause trackpad/keyboard problems.Core Duo BlackBook - SR MBP - 13.3" MB Pro - 8GB Gen 2 and 3 Nanos, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2010 10:21 AM (in response to JoeyR)The last time I used it, it did have some trackpad/keybord issues. But as soon as I noticed it, I shut it down and removed the battery. How would I know if it has damaged the logic board?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2010 10:25 AM (in response to Chad.Ison)Chances are that your logic board is fine. Unfortunately, there is no way to know for sure if any components on the logic board have been damaged short of their actually failing. If your machine is running fine, you're probably okay.Core Duo BlackBook - SR MBP - 13.3" MB Pro - 8GB Gen 2 and 3 Nanos, Mac OS X (10.6.3)