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    Taking Care of MBP

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    Taking Care of MBP
    I have a MacBook Pro - about a year old - 15 inch matt screen, Intel 2.4 GHz Core2 Duo processor. I have very low technology skills/knowledge but I have no problem using my laptop. I have one question: I retired recently and I am at home a lot so I walk by my MBP many times a day and check e-mail and the stock market. Each time I use my MBP this way it's only being used for about five minutes but some days I do that fifteen times! Between "uses", should I just close the lid to put my MBP to sleep or how/what should I do - thinking in terms of what's best for the hard drive and other components? I have two more years of Apple Care but I want to know whats best to take the best care of my laptop. Thanks, Bill.

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    Taking Care of MBP
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    Mar 09, 2004
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    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Please don't cross post.

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    Taking Care of MBP

    Member Since
    Jun 14, 2008
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    Wilmington, NC
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    iMac 21 Inch - 3.1 GHz I7 Quad Core - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD, iPod Nano, iPad Air - 16GB Wifi Only
    Sorry about the double post
    How do I delete the second (duplicate) post? Thanks!

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    Taking Care of MBP
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    21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
    You can leave it on all day and then put it to sleep at night. It's meant to be used as a desktop replacement, and it's a pro computer that can handle a lot of use. If you were using a professional computer at your job, you probably wouldn't keep putting it to sleep or powering it down all day... you'd leave it on screensaver always ready to go.

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    Taking Care of MBP

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    Jul 09, 2006
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    Madison, WI
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    13" MBP (2009) 2.26GHz, 160GB, 2GB
    For the past few years I've taken to just leaving my laptops running 24/7 (I use it as my alarm clock in the morning) without any noticeable issues. I reboot about once/week or two depending on what I'm doing or if updates come through.

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    Taking Care of MBP
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    Apr 07, 2009
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    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    I run caffeine so i can choose to keep screensaver from kicking in - at night i do Command/Option/Eject to force it to sleep and then wake it and continue in the morning. Probably it is more important to care for your battery see here

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    Taking Care of MBP
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    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    For 3 years I have just hit sleep before i go to bed and only shut it down
    when prompted by an upgrade.

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