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Is it okay to leave my 15" PowerBook G4 on most of the time. I mean when I am not using it I close the lid and let it go in to sleep mode. Is that okay? Or should I shut it down.

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that is fine.. my computer has not been turned off in the longest time.. infact i can'ty remember turning mine off since before me and my girlfriend were dating (so like 3 months ago or more was the last time my powerbook was turned off)

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that is fine.. my computer has not been turned off in the longest time.. infact i can'ty remember turning mine off since before me and my girlfriend were dating (so like 3 months ago or more was the last time my powerbook was turned off)
Yes I do the same thing with my ibook, never turn it off. But i just recently got a powerbook, how long do you think it would last in sleep mode with an almost full battery?
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to my knowlage the battery can last a very long time on full battery.. the powerbook can even last on sleep with no battery (for a short perioid of time.. so you can change batteries.. a function ibooks don't have) putting the computer to sleep uses very very little power since the only thing getting power is ram.

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A while back I did a quick test of how long the battery lasts while in sleep mode (on powerbook 12"). I gathered it would last about 7 days from full battery (this is from just extrapolating how much the battery decreased over a short period of time, so I am probably off target a bit).

I leave mine on all the time too, but I think it's still good to do a reboot now and then (normally i just wait for software updates that require a reboot and kill two birds with one stone)
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So then I don't have to worry about it tearing up then. I have completely switched to Mac and love it. I just normally do my work, put the lid down, and when I need it again...I open the lid. I probably have not shut it down in about a week or so. Was just wanting to make sure I was not tearing it up or anything.

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I am going to test this tonight as I always close mine down - it looses 3 -5 percent battery overnight when completely turned off - I can see it being a lot more on this powerbook if left on :bandage:

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I was wrong, it actually didn't seem to loose much more off than in sleep mode. It is a 15inch power book with 768MB ram and lost 7 per cent in 23 hours - it went down from 95 per cent to 88 - so, judging by that, around two weeks would drain it which is -pretty good

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I leave mine on sleep mode the majority of the time. I ususally do a shut down every couple of weeks. Shouldn't have any problems. Other than the occasional shut down, I also shut down any time I'm traveling back to home in the car for a couple of hours, other than that, on my desk it is usually sleeping.

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