Do you turn your MBP off?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adam044, Nov 12, 2012.

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Do you turn your MBP off?

  1. Yes all the time

    79 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. No very rare

    236 vote(s)
    61.6%
  3. Sometimes

    62 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. Other

    6 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    #51
    Only for updates or if it runs out of battery life :)
     
  2. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Badrottie

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    #53
    I turn MBP off bec I worry about aging logic board go dead. :apple:
     
  4. adam044 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #54
    That would be the no very rare :rolleyes:
     
  5. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    #55
    In my case, Very Rare doesn't even come into context... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    #56
    You likely turned it off when fitting the SSD ... :)
     
  7. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    #57
    Who wouldn't...? But like I said, Very Rare doesn't even come into context... :D:D
     
  8. adam044 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    going to see how high I can get my "uptime" up to
     
  9. Mike J macrumors member

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    #59
    i turn mine off every night, or when it's not in use for a long while (when i'm away from it or something). i have an ssd so boot up speeds are fast enough for me to have it off whenever i please :D
     
  10. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

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    I tend to use mine in the evenings from about 7pm to midnight. During this time I'll just close the lid.

    Initially I didn't turn it off at the end of the evening, put it on charge overnight, then switched the charger off in the morning.

    However, by the time I came to use it that evening, it was at about 30% and wouldn't last all evening without a charge.

    So now I turn it off when I've finished with it. This way it lasts 2 evenings before needing a charge.

    What are the best settings to maximise sleep time?
     
  11. CocoSS macrumors member

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    #61
    If you have a SSD I really don't see the use of not turning it off. Of course if you leave some background tasks open, that will explain.
     
  12. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    #62
    Hmm--I guess the same can be said about not seeing a reason to turn it off--what benefit does turning it off bring?--isn't it easier just to close the lid?
     
  13. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    #63
    I in the past never turned off my pc but with my new Retina with as fast as it starts up I don't see the point in not shutting it off anymore. 20 seconds i can go from off to ready to use.
     
  14. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    #64
    What do you see as the benefit in shutting down? If you just close the lid, you can be ready to go in 1 second rather than 20.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    #65
    I do sometimes when I know I won't be using it for a while.
     
  16. Spetsnazos macrumors regular

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    #66
    shut down every night, it takes like 10 seconds to boot and like 10 seconds to shutdown...no point in wasting energy.
     
  17. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    #67
    Less usage of electricity, also i see no benefit in leaving it on.
     
  18. bushido Suspended

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    #68
    i always had to turn off my old mbp because my OCD kicked in when i tried to sleep and knew the led thingy was "breathing"
     
  19. nilk macrumors 6502a

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    I don't turn my MacBook Pros off ever. However, I do wish there was a way to tell it automatically go into "deep sleep" (aka "hibernate") while it still has a significant amount of battery power instead of when it's just about out (and let me set that specific amount, or have it occur after a certain amount of time without use). This is standard functionality in Windows laptops (e.g. you can set it to hibernate after a certain amount of non-use time), at least it was in my old IBM Thinkpad.

    I hate it when I leave my MBP somewhere without it being plugged in, not using it for a few days (it's my least powerful computer, an early-2008 MBP, so gets neglected), and then finding the battery completely drained such that I can't even use it until it's had some time on the charger.

    I used to manually "deep sleep" my work MBP using a third party utility tool (that just called a command line function). I did this mainly on weekends, so I could take it off the charger and put it in my bag on Friday, and not worry about it wasting battery power, but still maintain my state when I started back up on Monday.

    Maybe there is a 3rd party utility that does what I'm talking about?
     
  20. Azzin macrumors 601

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    #70
    Mine lives on a Rain M Stand, connected to a Thunderbolt Display, but I do shut it down when I'm done.
     
  21. adjeff8, Jan 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2013

    adjeff8 macrumors 6502

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    #71
    That's what I alway did. After a couple of weeks the performance would suffer so I would restart and everything was ok. I have a 2009 MBP "15. Now, I have to restart it twice a day or it's constant Rainbow of death. I've reinstalled the system software, but I think my baby is dying. Holding out for 2nd generation rMBP. Hanging by a thread. It's ok for work, MS Office etc, but surfing is suffering.

    BTW-I bought it in 2009, but I think it was a 2008 model. How do I know for sure and what should I be doing to improve its performance while I suffer through these next 5 months?
     
  22. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    #72
    Have you maxed-out the RAM? You should be able to fit 8Gb, I think?
     
  23. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    #73
    I only turn my MBP off under the following conditions:
    - Updating (restart required)
    - Storing it (traveling long distance, etc.)

    Overnight, I just put it to sleep, and wake it up again when I wake.
     
  24. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

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    #74
    OK, now I'm impressed...

    I turned my rMPB off on Sunday night, and charged it overnight.
    On Monday at lunchtime I switched it on and ran it for about an hour, then (based on this thread) just shut the lid.
    Monday evening, I used it for about another hour, then closed the lid again.

    It's now 9pm on Tuesday. I just opened the lid and it's still at 70%!

    [Smug_Mode=1]
     
  25. KPOM macrumors G5

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    #75
    If you put it in sleep mode, it goes into deep sleep after an hour, anyway, so there isn't much benefit to shutting it off.
     

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