Time spent on my laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aja216, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. aja216 macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and I want to know how many hours exactly I have used my laptop since then.
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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  3. aja216 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how did u do it ?
     
  4. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    You're out of luck, there isn't a tracker for that built in.

    That would be cool though. Although I don't think I'd want to know.

    I'm going to go looking for a third party thing that only does time when you're watching something or typing etc. I'll just start the time now.
     
  5. aja216 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL yeah your right .. but it would also be cool to know how many hours of life is gone sitting in front of an electronic device :p
     
  6. sarthak, Aug 12, 2013
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    sarthak macrumors 6502

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    There is. Install S.M.A.R.T Utility for Mac, install the driver and then check the HDD Power-On time. It will show you the amount of time the system has been running in hours since it was purchased.

    Some exceptions:
    - If you leave it on overnight very often, the number will be inflated.
    - HDD was replaced or SMART data was wiped by Apple during a Genius Bar appointment.
     
  7. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    If you don't frequently switch off or reboot your laptop, uptime terminal command would tell you how many days it has been up and running since last reboot...
     
  8. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I was unaware.

    Unfortunately I both leave my computer on at night for music AND I replaced my HDD so an SSD so mine will be inaccurate.
     
  9. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    If you do decide to check, with S.M.A.R.T Utility installed you might also want to check for excessive wear on any drives present in the system. Be prepared by backing up your data.
     

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