Don't move while on?

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  1. Fame Monster macrumors newbie

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    In the handbook, it says not to move the laptop while it is running because of possible hardware damage? How strict is this rule?

    Also, I just got my mbp yesterday, is it supposed to make a little chk chk sound?
     
  2. copykris Suspended

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    i know a lot of people like to use their laptop on their lap, but i always make sure i only turn it on when it's sitting on a level, flat and stable surface

    maybe i'm just anal about these things though, i don't know
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    I carry mine all over the place in our office, running or not. Always have.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'm with Gary, I've even used mine while walking before.
     
  5. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Same. Moving it won't hurt it, it's meant to be portable. I've even had mine on while driving, it was on the seat.
     
  6. copykris Suspended

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    to that i'd argue it's meant to be portable when it's either sleeping or powered down, not running
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I have always carried my Mac laptops when they are running, though I don't jolt it, as it may damage the HD.

    So don't make sharp movements with it, but you can still carry it round carefully:D
     
  8. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Police cars use laptops...
     
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I use my school MacBook, and my old iBook while carrying it round LOL. When I get my new MBP, it will have a SSD, so I can shake it round while its running as much as I like:D:D:D
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Don't jolt it or hit it against stuff, otherwise, move it around as much as you like, there's no harm to it.

    The sound you're hearing is most likely the hard drive's head when it stops spinning. If it is, it's a perfectly normal sound. A software update recently was issued because mbp's with 7200rpm would park their hard drive's heads much to often making all sorts of noise all the time.
     
  11. copykris Suspended

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    your point?

    i'm aware that they *work* when lugged around while running

    but that's not what i'm arguing, i'm just saying i don't believe it's beneficial to a computer in the long run to do so, hence why *i* don't
     

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