Shutting down.

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  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Why does Apple say to not turn on a Mac after shutting it down for a day or two? I shut my iBook down at 9:30 last night but would like to turn it on now, even though its only been 21 hours.... is that OK?
     
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  3. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In my iBook manual.
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    You're sure it doesn't say that if you're not going to be using your Mac for a few days you should turn it off rather and restart rather than putting it sleep?
     
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    That sounds more reasonable...

    One should avoid rapidly switching any computer on and off... but days? Nah.
     
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    Yeah, as Applespider said, I think you might be misreading the section about sleeping versus shutting down. Can you tell us where (page or section) you're seeing this statement. Because it's ludicrous...
     
  7. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    top of page 17
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Is this your manual?

    At the top of page 17, it says "If you aren’t going to use your iBook for a day or two, shut it down."
     
  9. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, and that's what I was wondering, would it be of harm if I did shut down my iBook but for a shorter time?
     
  10. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    That statement does not mean "If you shut your iBook down do not use it for a day or two."
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You're misunderstanding what the statement means. It's saying that if you aren't going to use for computer at least a day or two, do not just put it to sleep...shut it down instead.

    It says nothing about how long your iBook can or should be shut down for.
     
  12. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, I just implied that it meant it shouldnt be turned on for a day or two, that was all. thanks. :)
     
  13. bobdgil macrumors member

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    Yeah you know all those amazing innovations at Apple: 6 button remote, built-in video camera, computer that can't be restarted for 2 days...
    Sorry Rye, I mean no offense.
     
  14. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    haha... none taken
     
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    er that would mean that if you shut your Mac down for a couple of days that you'd have to buy a new mac because it doesn't work if it's not turned on. Which doesn't sound quite right does it? ;)
     

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