Is it safe to leave MacBook Pro awake at all times?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PhaserFuzz, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering if it'll harm the MBP if I leave it awake during the day. I'd like to be able to access while I'm gone (using VNC clients and such), and I can't do this while it's in sleep mode. Anyone else do this?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Shouldn't be a problem, as long as it's on a flat surface with good ventilation. I would recommend sleeping the display, however.
     
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    yeah, should be fine, do what he said.
     
  4. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    It should be fine.

    I leave my MBP on overnight with the screen off because time machine backups are scheduled at 3:00 a.m. and it's also my alarm clock.
     
  5. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    Most alarm clock apps are capable of waking the machine from sleep. Backups are another thing though.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It won't harm the laptop at all. Just make sure its a flat surface (desk) and just sleep the display.
     

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