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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adam044, Nov 12, 2012.
Only for updates or if it runs out of battery life
Where's the option for "Not At All"...?
I turn MBP off bec I worry about aging logic board go dead.
That would be the no very rare
In my case, Very Rare doesn't even come into context...
You likely turned it off when fitting the SSD ...
Who wouldn't...? But like I said, Very Rare doesn't even come into context...
going to see how high I can get my "uptime" up to
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
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
I do sometimes when I know I won't be using it for a while.
shut down every night, it takes like 10 seconds to boot and like 10 seconds to shutdown...no point in wasting energy.
Less usage of electricity, also i see no benefit in leaving it on.
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"
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?
Mine lives on a Rain M Stand, connected to a Thunderbolt Display, but I do shut it down when I'm done.
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?
Have you maxed-out the RAM? You should be able to fit 8Gb, I think?
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.
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%!
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.