Left my macbook on for 20 hours?

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  1. markus843 macrumors regular

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    I recently went somewhere and I guess I forgot to turn my mac off while I was there. It's been 20 hours or so. The fans are normal, its not overheated, is my mac going to be okay?
     
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    Yes, many leave their Macs on for day, weeks or months. Nothing to worry about. And instead of shutting your Mac down, you can always put it to sleep via closing the lid or :apple: > Sleep or CMD+OPTION+EJECT.
     
  4. markus843 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502

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    I leave mine on for weeks and it is fine. Just make sure it can breathe if it is doing something so that it doesn't overheat.
     
  6. zakee00 macrumors regular

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    Wait...people shut their computers down? Why? :p
     
  7. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Yep it will be fine so long as none of the vents are blocked. For all intents and purposes, an iMac is basically a laptop (in that it uses a lot of laptop sized parts) and those run fine left on all the time.
     
  8. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    And if it does overheat it will auto shut down.
     
  9. Mal macrumors 603

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    20:39  up 6 days,  7:52, 2 users, load averages: 1.81 1.66 1.35
    I think you're fine. That's only as low as it is because I restarted into a tool to check another drive.

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  10. iScreamSanWitch macrumors member

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    was asking myself the same thing.. I shut mine down maybe once a month to clear memory and cache.. that's about it..
     
  11. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Mine is always on unless I stop it to put it in a sleeve for a road trip. Of course it auto sleeps at night.
     
  12. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    as others have said ... nothing to worry about.
    right now mine has been on for 19+ days
     

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  13. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    It sure is :) I haven't turned my MacBook Pro off in months ;)
     
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    I've had mine since early 2011 and I don't think I've ever turned it off :)
     
  15. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah - I have never intentionally turned mine off. Jus b/c of crashes, software updates and when the battery runs out :eek:
     
  16. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    24 days and counting here. You should be fine.
     
  17. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    28 days 3 hours and 7 minutes according to iStat. I NEVER shut mine down unless I'm going to be gone for more than a few days and I'm not taking my laptop. I wonder if there is a way to look at power on hours...
     
  18. Europa13 macrumors 6502

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    So close.

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  19. children macrumors regular

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    cant remember the last time i shut down mine..
     
  20. markus843 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow im surprised at how long people have their laptops on :confused: I've never had mine on for more than 20 hours haha
     
  21. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Me Too!!

    I will typically restart mine once a week or so.. maybe more if it seems to have any 'slow running symptoms' or going for a Long Trip in my backpack..

    I have done pretty much the same thing with all my three previous MBPs as well.. 'Option+Command+Eject' and off I go.. Never a problem.. :apple:
     
  22. markus843 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What does that command do?
     
  23. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Don't worry about it, one of my Macs has over 30K hours uptime running 24/7 and is only ever restarted for updates from Apple which can easily exceed 60 days...
     
  24. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    It puts your Mac to sleep mode.
     
  25. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Oooppps.. Sorry.. I guess I could have included that fact, so as mentioned above by "Puonti": YES, it puts it to Sleep in a fairly prompt manner..

    Never had any 'wake up issues' using this method, but I am certainly no expert on The Why or Why Not on doing this..
     

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