Sleeping & waking frequently, MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Joemero, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Joemero macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
    I was just curious if it can be bad to let my MBP go to sleep and waking it about 10-12 times a day by closing the lid and opening. I work on and off on it and sometimes will close the lid and reopen in the 15 minutes, or go 30 mins, or 1 hour...but I was concerned because I hear that little noise of the hard drive waking up every time I open the lid. Would it be better to just leave it plugged in and awake with caffeine? Wouldn't this shorten the screen's life?
  2. Joemero thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
  3. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    It should be fine.

    My advice; be careful, but worry less. Use your computer as much as possible. Don't use it as a frisbee or a door-stop. The notebook will eventually either break down or become obsolete. Maybe sleeping it 10-12 times a day will shorten its lifespan a bit, but maybe not. But the alternative is what? Not closing the lid? Then you are more likely to drop it or smack it into something.

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