Notebook in sleep mode

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 66217, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Is it dangerous if I put my notebook in sleep mode and I carry it around? Would the HD or another part could get damaged?

    I ask this because of the recent "discovery" of how to solve the noise problem in the MBP. It says it makes the boot slower, so I am in doubt of what happens if you keep the MBP in sleep mode while walking in college or in the car, etc.
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    I've never had an issue with sleeping any of my Apple laptops - a G3 Lombard PB, a 12" G4 PB, or my current MBP. I wouldn't worry about it - the HD is not spinning and all should be well. Just know that there is a minor drain on the battery - very minimal - when sleeping as opposed to when off.
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Shouldn't have any problems - you won't have any problems.

    Sleep is just a low power mode to save the contents of the RAM, no HD disk activity is going on. :)
  4. dailo macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2006
    I do i tall the time with my MBP, not a problem at all. Notebook has no heat t all when it's in sleep mode. I actually sleep it when my notebook gets too hot.
  5. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2006
    on another note

    the white pulsing light on the mbp which comes on whilst sleeping must be one off these power drains, but, it lights up my room in the night. anyway to turn it off, or shall i just keep to my sticking a book infront of it to mask it mehod?
  6. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    When I carry my 12" iBook or 12" PB (or my Fujitsu Tablet PC), I put them in the sleep mode to carry them around. I have never had problems with this arrangement. I travel quite a bit for business by car (up to 500 miles ONE way and more than double that for the whole trip) and during which my Mac is in sleep mode in the dedicated computer bag (either Brenthaven or Blooq bags).

    One of many good things about Mac is this sleep feature. It just wakes up in a few secs after opening the lid (and sleeps immediately after closing the lid). My Windows PC has never done this "gracefully" as there is some screen flicker here and there and takes a few more seconds than Mac.

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