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We have a pod of 30 MacBooks and MacBook Pros that don't get used over the holidays.

What's best practice to store the laptops for 6 weeks? I know that when you store laptops for long periods at half charge, unplugged in a cool place is a good idea, but in practice I've just put them plugged-in in the storeroom! Could anyone share their best practice methods when storing these sort of devices?

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You could look at this discussion discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2525736&tstart=0 –  bronzebeard Dec 3 '10 at 6:17
    
Pod of MacBooks.... sounds like some kind of horror film that would make Steve Ballmer scream like a little girl. –  Robert S Ciaccio Dec 3 '10 at 16:08

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That's what I think Apple suggests when you need to store you MacBook for longer periods:

  • discharge your battery to 50% and keep the laptop in a cool place
  • if you plan to not use the computer for more than 5 months take the battery off the laptop
  • you will probably need to charge the battery every 6 months to better preserve it.
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Power it down and make sure it's somewhere where there is no chance of it getting wet.

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