Is never shutting down Macbook pro alright?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RH5, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. RH5 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012
    Ever since I bought my Macbook in July the only time I have turned it off was when it wanted me to restart during the Mountain Lion installation. Other than that I always just close the lid on my macbook and let it go to sleep. I never shut it down. Is that alright for the macbook?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, it's fine. There are dozens of "sleep or shutdown" threads where you'll find many Mac users run months at a time without shutting down.

    Should I sleep or shut down when I'm away?
    If you guys always sleep and never shut down...
    MacBook Pro: Sleep or Shut Down?
    Is it 'bad' to never shut an iMac down, but instead sleep it?
    Do you shut down or sleep your MBA?
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Is not going to harm the notebook if that's what you are asking.

    However from time to time, if it doesn't feel quite right, then rather than spending time figuring out what wrong, a quick (relatively) re-start puts you back in a "known" place.

    Remember, God created human without an off switch, he just tells us to put in 7-8 hours sleep (to re-index the database) each night and we're good. :)

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