powerbook while i'm on vacation

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kevinuaa, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. kevinuaa macrumors member

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    #1
    i'll be leaving the country for 18.5 days. what should i do with my powerbook? leave it plugged in an off? schedule a shutdown and restart everyday? thakns for suggestions.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #2
    What exactly are you concerned about? Any specific fears about leaving it *not* plugged in and off? The battery shouldn't drain much while it's completely off (just random discharge due to conduction through air or leak current), and it'll be protected from power surges cuz it won't be connected to the wall.

    Why would you power cycle it daily? Does it do anything while you're gone -- run a server app or something?
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    #3
    Turn it off.

    The battery isn't going to hurt if it isn't used for 18 days. If you went away for a year I would let someone thrustworty use it atleast once every 14 days.
     
  4. bubbamac macrumors 6502

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  5. dvdh macrumors 6502

    dvdh

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    #5
    . . . 18.5 days without a computer . . . it has been a while since I've done that.

    Enjoy, you're a model of hope for all us computer geeks that don't get away from our machines often enough . . . . ;)
     
  6. kevinuaa thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    well, even though i'm going somewhere remote i'm sure i'll have to suck on the teet of Internet goodness by other means..internet cafes, etc.
     

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