So a MBP can be put to sleep mode (even for several months), right?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by doxavita, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    I never shut down my MBP when I finish using it. I simply close the display and put it to sleep. That's completely fine, right?
    It's been several months already without the need of a shut-down, sometimes the eventual reboot cause of software update, but nothing else. Hard drive should be fine? anything to worry about?
    thx!
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Yup! completely fine. Currently mines been on for 25 days and 16 hours.
     
  3. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    I never close my lid while it's on, but to each his own. I doubt it'll hurt anything, but mine is 4 years old and the sucker can get pretty hot, so I just don't trust it.

    I usually only close the lid if I'm going a short distance with it on, or if it's completely off.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Other than updates and such, I only shutdown my computer if I'm not going to be using it for a week or more. Sleep is fine.
     
  5. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So even a year can pass, and it will be fine by putting it to sleep always?
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Sure, but I doubt you'll go that long without updates or some other reason to reboot or shutdown.
     
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  8. Modernape macrumors regular

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    In principle there's no problem with just sleeping it, but I'd suggest occasionally having a look at Activity Monitor, System Memory tab - if your 'Free' availability is less than 100MB or Page outs are more than 100MB then a reboot might clear things out of cache and speed the system up a fraction.
     
  9. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I don't even have to close the display? Sleep mode with lid open is the same sleep as with the lid close?
     
  10. fineaddme macrumors regular

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  11. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    I rarely shut mine down its always in sleep mode when not in use.
     

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