transporting while in sleep?

stealthsniper96

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Jul 20, 2007
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ive heard that it isnt a good idea to move laptops around while their in sleep b/c the HD is still on but i dont wana be turning it on and off at school next year b4 and aftr all the classes so is it bad to move it around in a case while its sleeping or no?
 

Taylor C

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May 27, 2007
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When your computer is put to sleep, the RAM is the only thing actively running. The hard drive is asleep and its head parked to avoid scratching your disk.
 

DoFoT9

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Jun 11, 2007
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yea the RAM wont really even technically be running, it will only be powered. the HDD is definately not spinning at all, im not even sure if it gets any power to it.
 

creator2456

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Jul 10, 2007
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ive heard that it isnt a good idea to move laptops around while their in sleep b/c the HD is still on but i dont wana be turning it on and off at school next year b4 and aftr all the classes so is it bad to move it around in a case while its sleeping or no?
It will be just fine transporting it around while in sleep mode.
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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I do it all the time and I'm sure everyone else does. The computer is pretty much off with the exception of RAM still retaining power and its contents.

There isn't any problems with doing that. However, you might want to turn wake up when lid opens off - I've found on the rare occasion that during the transportation of my MBP the lid has moved ever so slightly and the computer wakes up.

To do this, open Terminal (found in Utilities) and enter the command, sudo pmset -a lidwake 0
 

ardent11

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Jun 25, 2007
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Today I was out and about with my new MBP, as I usually do and when I sat down and opened the lid, I was greeted with a "Starting Mac OS X" screen, I was thinking maybe it was in one of those deep sleeps for some reason, but once I logged in, nothing was open. I put my MBP to sleep before I put it in my bag.

What could of caused this? Big bump maybe? I don't remember bumping it at all though.
 

anirban

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Jan 9, 2007
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Today I was out and about with my new MBP, as I usually do and when I sat down and opened the lid, I was greeted with a "Starting Mac OS X" screen, I was thinking maybe it was in one of those deep sleeps for some reason, but once I logged in, nothing was open. I put my MBP to sleep before I put it in my bag.

What could of caused this? Big bump maybe? I don't remember bumping it at all though.
Complete battery drain? Battery came off accidentally? (although if its an intel MBP, it should go into hibernation)..
 

ardent11

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Jun 25, 2007
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Complete battery drain? Battery came off accidentally? (although if its an intel MBP, it should go into hibernation)..
Battery was full, well over 90% charge I'm sure, not sure if the battery came out, but it was in when I opened it?