Sleep Mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RevoDS, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. RevoDS macrumors newbie

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    I have a 13" MacBook Pro which I got last month...over time, I found out that I tend to just put it to sleep instead of fully shutting it down. For example, my current uptime is nearly a week; 6 days, 6 hours, 46 minutes.

    This is my first laptop, and I'm unfamiliar with this kind of details; so is it safe to leave it on sleep most of the time or should I try to get the habit of shutting it down entirely?
     
  2. ag55 macrumors regular

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    Not at all, since i made the transition to a poweruser (lol :)) i always leave devices to sleep, occasionally shutting down if i wont be back for days or for updates etc.
    It wont do any harm to your macbook, i would say not to leave it charging once the battery seems full or while it sleeps.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    sleep shuts down all the components except the ram, so it is very similar to turning off the computer anyways
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It was made to sleep ... no need to shut it down all the time.
     
  5. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the same thing too. And with my old MBP I would just put it to sleep most the time while shutting it down occasionally, resulting in no noticeable issues. But with my new MBP, after using it for 8 hours one day and putting it to sleep over night, It starts acting pretty sluggish.:(
     

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