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    Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?

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    Question Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?
    Hi,

    I've recently got an old iBook clamshell, indigo, for only a few pounds. I love it, underpowered as it is, but one problem is that it takes a rather long time to boot osx. So, will it come to any harm if I leave it in sleep when I'm not using it?? I know you can safety with modern macs, but I'm in the habit of turning mine off, a powermac g3 b+w, it acts as a heater otherwise!! What do you think for my iBook?

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    Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joweebee View Post
    Hi,

    I've recently got an old iBook clamshell, indigo, for only a few pounds. I love it, underpowered as it is, but one problem is that it takes a rather long time to boot osx. So, will it come to any harm if I leave it in sleep when I'm not using it??
    I leave my Clamshell iBook in sleep mode all the time when I'm not using it. And I can go for months at a time not using it...so it sits in sleep mode for months on end.

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    Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I leave my Clamshell iBook in sleep mode all the time when I'm not using it. And I can go for months at a time not using it...so it sits in sleep mode for months on end.

    - Nick
    Thanks. Presumably that's not months from the battery?? I'm glad it doesn't damage the hdd or battery.

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    Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joweebee View Post
    Thanks. Presumably that's not months from the battery?? I'm glad it doesn't damage the hdd or battery.
    Nope...plugged in the whole time.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Nope...plugged in the whole time.

    - Nick
    I'm guessing your battery is dead weight then? Do you know how long a half decent battery would last in sleep?

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    Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joweebee View Post
    I'm guessing your battery is dead weight then?
    My battery is not doing too bad. I haven't checked it lately...but for a 10-12 year-old laptop...I think that I still get an hour+ on the runtime (not plugged in).

    Quote Originally Posted by Joweebee View Post
    Do you know how long a half decent battery would last in sleep?
    I'm not sure I understand your question. Are we talking with then computer plugged in...or not plugged in?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Should I keep an old iBook clamshell in sleep mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I'm not sure I understand your question. Are we talking with then computer plugged in...or not plugged in?

    - Nick
    Unplugged, just sitting in standby.

    Also, Ive just discovered that when it reaches about 50%, my battery suddenly decides its empty and the computer goes into 'deep sleep' or whatever. When i power it back up, it says 'charging from 0%'. Any ideas? I think i successfully reset the PMU, PRAM, VRAM.....

    EDIT: If I then unplug it below 50%, it stays at where it was, and behaves normally, perhaps loosing charge a little fast, I'm not sure. I don't think I've come accross this behaviour before...

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