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    Can I leave the powerbook screen open all day
    Ive got a pretty significant download going right now, and it looks like its going to take a few hours to finish. It wont hurt anything to just leave the screen on my powerbook open while it downloads, that way it can stay connected to the internet? I really want to get this finished, but if its not good to leave the screen open then ill just have to let it take forever to download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkRockTuba
    Ive got a pretty significant download going right now, and it looks like its going to take a few hours to finish. It wont hurt anything to just leave the screen on my powerbook open while it downloads, that way it can stay connected to the internet? I really want to get this finished, but if its not good to leave the screen open then ill just have to let it take forever to download.
    It won't hurt it really.

    If you like, you can turn off the backlight using the brightness controls (F1-F2.) Just turn it until down all the way. It'll save some energy, and prolong the life of the backlight (which does eventually degrade, but only after years and years of use.)

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    Ok thanks, im new to the whole laptop thing and I dont know if its good to just leave it running for a long period of time.

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    yea mate thats all i do with mine, screen off and the battery out

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    it can be done, I leave it every once in a while all day... when i am rendering something, and for somereason decide to do it on my powerbook.
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    That's what i do all the time, as long as you put the energy settings to "computer sleep - never" and put the screen to sleep, then it will be fine.

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