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    Switch off?
    Hi all
    My G4 ibook is 4 years old and in that time I've had to replace the logic board (about 2.5 years ago) but otherwise it's been very well behaved. I am, however, anticipating the end simply because of its age...

    Now, I usually switch it off about once every 3 weeks, but in a bid to curb my excessive web-surfing I've pledged to switch it off whenever I finish using it. Is this a good idea?
    I booted this morning and got the panics when it seemed to take a long time to get to the blue/loading bar screen and for some reason I thought that if my ibook is ever gonna die it'll probably be in the process of booting.

    I don't know where that logic comes from, but I'm not very computer-literate (in fact, I'm practically medieval).

    Many thanks

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    Its the anticipation! My Mac pro seems to take for ever to get even the Apple logo up on the screen.
    Experienced computer user, applications programmer and component level service engineer but came to the Apple platform with intro of intel!. Pro-photographer and director of electronics company.

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    What are the specifications on this iBook? It's highly doubtful it'll die soon. If you let it sit for a while and start it up, yeah it'll take a while to load. My eMac does that sometimes.

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    I always switch off my macbook, because my macbook uses 30W on normal usage (Full battery) and 15W on sleep(Full battery) I find 15W much for sleep mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hit View Post
    I always switch off my macbook, because my macbook uses 30W on normal usage (Full battery) and 15W on sleep(Full battery) I find 15W much for sleep mode
    That's a Macbook. iBooks are completely different than a Macbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xj6jaguar1985 View Post
    That's a Macbook. iBooks are completely different than a Macbook.
    Well I expect the power usage on an iBook would be ever worse(Mostly older machines use more power)

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