Curious about Energy Saver's Scheduled Startup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidje13, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. davidje13 macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2007
    Warwick, UK
    I've just come across the Scheduled startup option in Energy Saver and I'm wondering how it works. When the system is shut down, what keeps running to know when to start the system up?

    And does having it turned on make the mac use more, albeit just a tiny bit more, power when turned off than usual?

    Just asking out of curiosity.

    Edit: A slightly more practical question too: is it possible to set different times for different days? If so I might start using this as an expensive alarm clock! :D
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    There should be a small battery on the logic board and that probably provides the power. As for the specifics I don't know sorry.

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