Sleep question on a MACBOOK

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 5PEEDz, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. 5PEEDz macrumors newbie

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    hello, ive had my macbook for about a month now, and was told from my sister that if i use it daily, i should just leave it on sleep whenever i go to sleep, or go out... well ive been doing that and was wondering if this is really okay. i dont think ive turned my computer off like shut it down for weeks....
    how long can i keep doing sleepfor? is it a bad thing? thanks! and sorry if this was posted somewhere, i tried to look but couldnt find any =[
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry about it, it's fine to sleep it rather than power it off. My 12" G4 Powerbook has only been powered down twice in over 4 years, once for a memory upgrade, and another when I was out of town for a couple of weeks. The rest of the time it's either been working or asleep, including many trips by road and air. I have 4x Mac's now, and they all sleep when not in use.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    My friends and I only restart when there is an update which can mean months.
     
  4. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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  5. eddieiseddie macrumors member

    eddieiseddie

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    wow i don't think it's really good for ur computer to never be turned off. First of all it wastes electricity, and well im sure there are more reasons...:rolleyes::D i turn mine off every night and even if im gonna be away from it for a few hours:) when my cousin started having scary problems with her macbook i found out she also never turned it off so im just tryin to avoid that by doing the opposite of what she did:cool:
     
  6. 5PEEDz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    eddieeddie your wasting more by turning it off everytime lol...
    anyways thanks for the replies everybody that helped =D
     

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