sleep instead of turning off, goog idea?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -::ubermann::-, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. -::ubermann::- macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006
    well, recently i started to just close my macbook and never shut it down, i dont have to wait for the OS to boot and all my applications stay as i left them
    but, it is recommendable?
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    It's recommended by Apple to let it sleep if you are using your computer more than once every 48 hours.
  3. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    I haven't heard of anyone turning their computers off for a few months now. I leave mine folding, and I've read many times (on these forums) that they put their macs to sleep and that's that.

    I think you'll be fine :)
  4. mike dunx macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2006
    Central FL
    yea i usually turn my ibook off about once a month or so, other than that i just let it sleep turn off the display if i'm downloading something
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Apple's are pretty much meant for just sleeping. That's why they go to sleep and wake up so fast. :D

    I only shut it down when I have to, or when I don't want the little "sleep light" lighting up the whole room. (And I'm trying to sleep):rolleyes:
  6. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    Yeah, I sleep mine all the time unless there's a specific reason I have to turn it off, and I don't think there has been yet. I've only restarted it for updates and to see how fast it could boot up :D.
  7. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2006
    yea i just leave mine on and theres been no problems at all
  8. Henk Baas macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2007
    i do sleep too

    I've bought my powermac titanium about 3 years ago. The only time i turn my mac off was three times, when i went on vacation for several weeks and couldn't get my mac with me.
    So my mac is on and on and on and when i don't use it i put it asleep. Like i do myself.
    It's just fine, and i change the location when i on different places.
  9. DA-Steve macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2007
    Adelaide Australia
    is it safe to transport your comp while its sleeping?
  10. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
  11. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    I wouldn't recommend it. It might turn on by accident while in a bag and that's not good. If that happens just one time, it can overheat your laptop.
  12. maccam macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2007
  13. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    If the laptop is in a case, and the wake on bluetooth is not on, there is almost no way a laptop will wake from sleep randomly. It is perfectly safe to carry around while sleeping.
  14. kkumar99 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2006
    safe sleep problems

    Hey guys, i'm having a problem with safe sleep on my c2d macbook...everytime my computer goes into safe sleep (hibernates) when the battery is low, the keyboard becomes unresponsive (freezes) upon waking...the mouse still works, but none of the keys on the keyboard work...this problem does not happen with regular sleep...anyone else have this problem?? Any fixes or ideas?? :confused:
  15. bloogersnigen macrumors regular


    May 15, 2005
    Wherever the water flows

    Does shutting it off (A dual g5) conserve power or does the rebooting process take a lot of energy? Which is more energy efficient? I use my computer everyday.

  16. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Only thing to remember is that if you drop it while it's asleep, you could cause some damage. Granted, you'd probably cause damage dropping it while it's off.
  17. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    and also, starting up uses a lot more energy than sleep.

    save anything you were working on and restart. Happens to me as well, but after a restart, everything is back to normal.
  18. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2006
    I tried just sleeping my Macbook CD 1.83, with 1GB, and when it wakes a couple hours later is gets slower, and the longer i leave it on the slower it gets, and the page outs go from 0 to like 500. I find if i dont shut it down everynight it gets so slow by the end of the next day, i couldnt bare leaving on for 2 or 3 nights in a row..

    Is there something wrong with my macbook? or is it normal for it to slow down when left on for 2ish days ?
  19. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2002
    My MacBook Pro and Powerbook sleep..... no, not together! C'mon, now. They're siblings. :p
  20. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    great...another Sleep vs. Shutdown thread!? cmon.
  21. yadmonkey macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2002
    Western Spiral
    Pretty much sleep all the time, except for when traveling. Then turn it off.

    When was the last time you had a light bulb go out at any time other than when you turn on the lamp? It's the initial power surge which wears down electronics the most. So sleep away...
  22. mooncaine macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2004

    That happens quite often to me. Sometimes when I'm carrying it in my backpack, having closed the lid and assumed it would go to sleep, I hear it suddenly saying "iCal needs your attention..."

    Just last night, I put my MBP to sleep by pressing the power button and clicking "Sleep". Then I picked it up and carried it into the next room, set it gently on the coffee table [because it's my treasure] .... and heard it spinning up again. It seems to wake up when I move it.

    I disabled Bluetooth the day I set it up.
  23. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    is it actually asleep when you move it? does the light pulse?
  24. dvader macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2007
    I'd like to know the answer to this question as well.
  25. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    I have a MBP too, and sometimes it just experiences insomnia. It won't sleep when i close the lid. I'd reccomend you check if the sleep light is pulsating before storing it away. Another good way tomake sure your computer goes to sleep is to press Command+Option+Eject.

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