macbook pro anal questions


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 9, 2006
ok guys ive just picked up a new mac, and i got some very anal questios to ask.

1. is it wise to carry the macbook pro around when it is on sleep mode?

2. is it ok to connect/ disconnect the magnetic adapter when the comp is on?

3. is it ok to connect/ disconnect the magnetic adapter when the comp is on sleep mode?

4. is it ok to use the macbook pro in the cold?

sorry bout the annoying questions but i just want to make sure i take the best care of my comp.



macrumors regular
Nov 2, 2005
I have a Macbook right now and had a Powerbook also, and have been doing 1-3 ever since I have had them and have had no problems what so ever. I have never tried using them in the cold, unless you consider 45 degrees cold. Never had any problems.

Fearless Leader

macrumors 68020
Mar 21, 2006
ok here you go

1) i carry mine around in sleep mode unless battery is low or i have been using it a while and is pretty toasty. then i turn it off.

2&3) perfectly fine no problem what so ever.

4)# Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
# Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
# Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
# Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
# Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
# Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

from apple, but im sure you could nudge these a bit +- 10 deg. and +- 1000 feet

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
Nothing like seeing the condensation on a frosty cold aluminum can, unless it is your Mac. ;)

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
kookooeric said:
Thanks for your replies
Just to let you know, using a frosty cold MacBook Pro in a warm humid room isn't a good idea.

However, looking at the tricks for cameras and sensitive electronics, and what to do about condensation during the winter -- is worth considering.

Because, Apple's warranty does not cover damage caused by condensation.


macrumors G3
Jun 3, 2006
One Nation Under Gordon
1. Not a problem.

2. Not a problem.

3. You can do it, but I've noticed it does get confused sometimes.

4. It depends on what you mean by the cold but generally, it's highly recommended to use it in a cool place as it fairly burns up if you start using it's full power. To have a MBP run at the same case temperature as my HP nx9420 for example (2.16 Core Duo, X1600 too) you'd probably need to be running it in Siberia :p