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#6961 - 12/24/09 01:56 PM Charge MacBook from Desktop iMac?
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Is it possible to charge the battery in an older 13" Intel MacBook (1.83 GHz) using an Imac desktop (2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)?

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#6963 - 12/24/09 02:06 PM Re: Charge MacBook from Desktop iMac? [Re: ryck]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
The only two ways to charge a battery are to install it in a computer with an ac adapter attached or to drop it into a drop-in charger that's made for that model of battery. Apple doesn't make those drop-in chargers but you can buy them elsewhere. Some charge 2 batteries, and some larger ones do 5 or 10 at a time.
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#6965 - 12/24/09 02:59 PM Re: Charge MacBook from Desktop iMac? [Re: Virtual1]
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Thanks. I figured it was a bit of a long-shot but at least worth asking.

One of my daughters has already come home for the holidays and forgot her mag-link. I didn't know how much juice actually flows through a maglink but, hoping that it might be similar to the power in Firewire that runs external hard drives, thought there might be a way to tap the Firewire power.

Can't blame a guy for trying.....at least it's not a show-stopper....daughter #2 arrives tomorrow with her Macbook and charger.

ryck
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#6987 - 12/25/09 12:50 PM Re: Charge MacBook from Desktop iMac? [Re: ryck]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
If you're going to be on the go with your laptop it's a good idea to have a second adapter. One to keep at home tied to your desk and one for the laptop bag.
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