laptop sleep question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by laidbackliam, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2006
    i'm patiently awaiting my macbook pro to get here, and while i'm waiting, i've ordered a new messenger bag and a laptop sleeve to keep the laptop in when i go to school or to a cafe etc......

    heres my question. seeing as most people don't turn off their macs, if i'm putting the laptop in a sleeve, AND in a messenger bag, is it smart to put it to sleep? is there any danger of damage to anything? would it get too hot?

    i ordered a foofbag for the sleeve, so i just don't know if i should turn it off all the time. any tips? i'd rather leave it on....
  2. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    Putting to sleep is perfectly safe. The only thing that it does is run a trickle of electricity to RAM, so there's no chance of anything overheating or being damaged (the hard drive stays spun down).
  3. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    I leave my sleeping PB 17" in my backpack sleeve for days at a time. I wouldn't worry about it.

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