Leaving iMac 20" Alum. on 24/7?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dontwalkhand, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    I leave my iMac on 24/7 mainly because I charge my iPhone overnight on the computer.

    Is it ok to leave the iMac on 24/7? The display is set to turn off after fifteen minutes of non-use. I would use sleep mode, but unsure if the USB ports stay powered on to allow the iPhone to charge whilst the imac is in sleep mode.
     
  2. rfruth macrumors regular

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  3. Etherz10 macrumors member

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    I Would Just Buy An Powered USB Hub, Leave That On 24/7
     
  4. Metuas macrumors regular

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    Buy the power brick maybe? And give the iMac a break?

    Probably healthiest for the computer, and for your electric bill.
     
  5. jnolas2 macrumors member

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    I leave my iPhone plugged into my MacBook overnight while it's in sleep mode and it does charge while the computer is sleeping. You should plug your phone to your iMac and put the iMac to sleep and test if it continues to charge it.
     
  6. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    I leave my imac on 24/7..... no problems for a year.
     
  7. Darkroom Guest

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    i've left all of my iMacs on basically 24/7 since i first started using them in the 90s. the new ones, which are easier on power, should be ok in sleep mode...
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    Why don't you check whether the computer charges your iPhone or not?

    It should be. Even my MacBook charges my iPod in sleep mode. FireWire was far better though... because connecting/disconnecting iPod didn't wake up the computer.
     
  9. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    Lol, Well I have finally decided to test it, and yes it does charge during sleep mode! Thanks guys, I do not know why I didn't just do this sooner, I probably need to fix my laziness problem now :D
     
  10. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I do this very thing. Works like a champ!

    Cheers,
     

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