noob question- re: sleep mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by baboo2, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. baboo2 macrumors member

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    Toronto
    #1
    If i put my comp on sleep mode, could I put it in my backpack and move around?
    OR is the harddrive still actively on and it may dmg my cpu/harddrive?

    Thanks!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #2
    Yes, you can. Once the computer is asleep (so after about 20 seconds), the Hard Drive is not spinning. Essentially, the only component of the computer still receiving power is the RAM.
     
  3. redsteven macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    #3
    the white light on the front should start pulsing once it's totally asleep.
     

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