for those of you who leave your macbook in sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Beowulf666, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Beowulf666 macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2007
    Just wondering, do you leave it attached to the power cord or do you remove it? I'm new to mac's and i'm starting to leave my mac on sleep over night because apparently its better, but i'm just not sure as to if i should leave it attached to the power cord. Thanks ^_^.
  2. riscy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    I leave mine plugged in overnight on sleep mode so that I have 100% for the next day at work - in sleep mode all day.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    I don't often let my computer sleep overnight (as I use the night to transfer things from by TiVo and to use Limewire). But when I do, I leave it plugged is as to prevent the battery from being drained (an therefore wasted).

  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Mine's plugged in when at home (I use it in clamshell mode, anyway, it required being connected to a/c).

    As far as using or not using the battery, it uses very little power during sleep, so it really doesn't matter much over night. But, if you leave it plugged in, it'll have a full charge when you need it.
  5. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    It is always better for any laptop to stay connected to its power supply as often as convenience permits, whether it's asleep or awake.
  6. mbrydone macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    leave it plugged in...even though its in sleep, it is still using need to unnessecarily drain your computer of power
  7. priller macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2007
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Plugged in. If you leave it unplugged, it will (very slowly) unnecessarily drain the batter down when it could just be running off the mains instead...
  9. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Unless there's a good reason for me to leave my laptop in sleep mode all night, I always turn it off. It only takes five seconds to power down and only 12 seconds to power up. I like to give my baby some rest :) But, I usually have it plugged in unless I need it mobile.
  10. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    I leave mine on 24 hours a day. But if, for whatever reason, I were to put it to sleep overnight, I'd keep it plugged.
  11. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    I leave it however it was when I stopped using it. If it was plugged in, I leave it plugged in. If it is sitting in my bag and already has a good charge, then I'll just leave it there.
  12. galebird macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    Boston, MA
    I feel like I am in the marked minority here now :) but because of the way my room is currently set up the spot I store my macbook in overnight keeps it out of reach of the powercord so if I leave it sleeping I leave it sleeping without being connected to the powersource. I plug it back in in the morning or whenever I pick it up the next day.
  13. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I don't usually turn off my computer unless I am in transit for over 5 hours. I usually leave it to sleep at night on my desk, and I do have it plugged in the AC power.
  14. mojopixel macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2007
    Somewhere in Time
    I unplug my MacBook if I don't need it, but only if it is fully charged

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