transporting while in sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stealthsniper96, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. stealthsniper96 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    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?
  2. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2007
    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.
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    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.
  4. creator2456 macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2007
    It will be just fine transporting it around while in sleep mode.
  5. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    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
  6. ardent11 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    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.
  7. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Complete battery drain? Battery came off accidentally? (although if its an intel MBP, it should go into hibernation)..
  8. ardent11 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    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?

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