No to Shutoffs!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gattz, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Gattz macrumors regular

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    Is there anyone else like me who just never shuts down his/her laptop and/or PC? I always just put them to sleep. It is too much of a hassle to me to shutoff and turn back on ever since I started using the sleep function. Though I have no idea how much energy is wasted by doing this. Should I stop for the sake of saving electricity and money?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    I never turn off my MB. One time I had a full charge and left it at home for a vacation. Came back a week later and my battery was at 80%.

    I know some people say its good to restart once in a while, but I do that often enough when I switch over to boot camp to work on quickbooks for work.
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I've gone as much as two month before having to reboot. Safari on my Mac Pro started lagging really bad one day and I had no choice but to reboot.

    Other than that, my computers sleep when I am not using them. Only problem is during power failures, I lose everything that I had open. This happens on my Mac Pro and iMac. My laptops are fine of course due to the batterys.
     
  5. dannomac macrumors member

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    I measure the time between Apple service releases by my PowerBook's uptime. That should give you an idea of how often it's rebooted :)
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You should be calibrating your battery at least once a month, as Apple recommends. That would mean draining your battery until power-off.
     
  7. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    yep youre very right. If your not gonna use it for more than like 2 days shut it off. And is the like, less than a min start up time too great?
     
  8. dannomac macrumors member

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    I quite often let it drain until it goes to sleep, then do a full charge. That doesn't involve shutting it down.

    PowerBooks take a long time to start up. That's why I don't shut it down often.
     

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