Macbook Left on Sleep - Never shut down

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kkkkristoff, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. kkkkristoff macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2010
    I was just wondering if it would cause any harm to my macbook if whenever i'm finished using it i'd just close it, and then wake it up when i need to use it again. I just find it more convenient that shutting it down and turning it on everytime i need to use it.

    But 1) Can it cause any harm over the long term? 2) Is it safe? 3) Can this result in me experiencing undesirable damage and data loss?

    Thank you for elaborating, and for your help.

  2. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's totally safe to do that. I rarely shut my MBP down.... maybe once every 2 weeks.

    I always shut the lid which puts it to sleep when I am not using it.
  3. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    It's fine, but a restart is good for the machine every now and then.

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