A silly question from a mac newbie

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Freecity88, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Freecity88 macrumors member

    Freecity88

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    Can I unplug the power cord when my iMac is sleeping? Is the machine still consuming power when it is sleeping? Thanks!
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    The machine still consumes power. If you unplug the power cord you will lose your current sleep image and you will 'boot' up as if you powered down the Mac last time you used it.
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    A Mac is still actually on when sleeping, it's kind of like a reduced power mode until you need it again. By unplugging the power you'd actually shut it off completely, I don't think doing this regularly would be too healthy for your iMac to be honest.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The iMac doesn't have a battery, so you can't unplug the power cord as you would with a macbook.
     
  5. Freecity88 thread starter macrumors member

    Freecity88

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    Thanks. So I have to keep the power on if I did not shut the machine down?
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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  7. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    It should be fine from a hardware point of view, but from the software's point of view it could start to cause issues...
     

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