Should I put my MacBook to sleep?

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  1. mac3687 macrumors member

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    That title sounds pretty bad now that I look at it : ) Anyway, can I safely put my MacBook to sleep and put it in my Incase sleeve, or will it overheat? When it goes to sleep, I don't hear any sounds coming from the machine, so I assume nothing is running. Also, if I close the monitor (which I presume puts it in sleep mode) will my programs continue to run (like Limewire) or will they stop? Thanks guys, you're the best!
     
  2. diametric macrumors regular

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    Keeping it in a sleeve while it's sleep should be fine, I carry my MacBook in my bag while it's asleep alot. And putting your Mac to sleep will cause all operations and processes to cease, so no, limewire and every other app will not be running.

    There are certain programs which prevented the mac from sleeping when the lid was closed, however, 10.4.8 broke them.
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Sleep basically pauses everything, and keeps only enough juice flowing to keep info in RAM, and I think a little bit for the CPU.
     
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    plus, the interent connection shuts off when it's asleep. so no limewire :cool:
     
  5. mac3687 thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright guys, thanks for the info. So are there any workarounds for closing the lid but keeping programs up?
     
  6. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure, but I wouldn't suggest it. If your MB is running programs inside a closed incase sleeve, you are doomed because of the lack of air circulation, etc
     
  7. mac3687 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nono, I'd like to leave something like Limewire on or rip a DVD when I go o bed, but I don't like leaving the monitor up. I'm paranoid something will hit it.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What, like a bird? People throwing balls around in your room? Goblins?

    Just dim the monitor down to zero and let it work, nothing's going to hit it.
     
  9. mac3687 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey! Be nice! Will do. That was the main thing, the light emitted from the screen.
     
  10. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    yeah just set the display to go to sleep after like 2 minutes of inactivity and leave the macbook open. This is what I do with my g5 wen I'm running bit torrent and such.

    As other have said, what are you paranoid about hitting your monitor? psycho cat/dog?
     
  11. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    Alrighty, so dim the screen as others suggested and close it almost to the point of closure but not all the way to force it to totally sleep...Thats what I would do.
     
  12. e12a macrumors 68000

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    In a university dorm room, anything can happen.

    some people shoot airsofts in here and wrestle.
     

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