is it safe to put iMac to sleep?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zoran, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    is it safe to press the powerbutton instantly to put the iMac to sleep mode? i ask because i when i put it in sleep mode, i can hear a loud mettalic sound coming of the HD when i urn it off!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes: that's probably just the hard drive heads parking.
     
  3. D'Illusion macrumors regular

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    I never turn my iMac off, it always goes in sleep mode. I do it slightly different, APPLE+ALT+EJECT but the end result is the same. No problems after 4 years.
     
  4. FruityTen macrumors newbie

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    this is ok the computer is designed with this in mind...
     

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