mbp restarting damage

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  1. ytech macrumors member

    ytech

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    Hey,
    I heard that restarting your mac multiple times can cause it damage, is it true?. and what happen in case I do need to restart it a few time (for updating, or software installation). i keep my mac in "sleep" when I don't use it... but today i had to restart it a few times (2-3) because of an update....

    Thanks
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    No.

    Why would restarting a computer cause any damage?
     
  3. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    If it was only restarted 2-3 times, you'll be fine.

    4 times? Don't do it. 4 is an unlucky number. It's the death number in Chinese and is what Apple has secretly coded into OS X that causes their computers to self destruct.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Whoever told you that shouldn't be giving any advice about computers, that person clearly has no idea what he/she is talking about.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Too much computer sleep will likely cause as much damage to your Mac as a few restarts. Keep in mind that a sleeping Mac will be more difficult to wake up as you let it sleep longer. Always wake it precisely every 2 hours, 30 minutes, with a tolerance of no greater than 5 seconds. Longer will definitely cause a buildup of unsightly bruises, as you have to tap the "any" key far beyond design limits.
    If I were limited, somehow, to 2 or 3 restarts, I would be in serious trouble within a few minutes of taking it out of the box the first time...
     
  6. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    No, I have Mac`s that have been restarted hundreds if not thousands of times and they are all fine. Forget it and enjoy your Mac as intended.

    Q-6
     
  7. ytech thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for every one who helped, and also for those who tried to be funny :p
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    No, you're good, as mentioned. I've got a 2009 Mac Mini and a 2010 MBP, both of which have been restarted hundreds of times. So far those computers are still going strong.
     
  9. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Maybe who gave you the advice was referring to the typical spin up of HDDs during boot ...... What kind of MacBook Pro are you using?
     

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