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Macbook - Sleep or Shutdown?


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Hi there,

Got myself a nice new Macbook today, loving it already. I must ask though is it ok to just flip the lid when I go to sleep/go out or should I shutdown?

Cheers,

Jack.
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Hi there,

Got myself a nice new Macbook today, loving it already. I must ask though is it ok to just flip the lid when I go to sleep/go out or should I shutdown?

Cheers,

Jack.
sleep is recommended, no need to shutdown :mac:

regards
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Thanks mate.
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I have a MacBook and I rarely use it. It just sits in my backback all the time. Occasionally, I'll take it to the local deli (wi-fi) or the library, but thats it. I've never used the sleep mode.

Guess it depends on how often you use it.
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I only sleep. Never shut down.
I have a macbook pro, and before then a powerbookg4 never turned it off unless i updated software.

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Ok cheers for the replys. Been really helpful.
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I have been putting my iBook in sleep by closing the lid for almost 2 years, Ive never had a problem.
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i just close the lid and let her goto sleep. I never reboot mine. "IT JUST WORKS" ill never have another PC again.

Onyl time id shut it down is if i go away and dont take it with me or just update software.


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I like how he already got his answer but people have restated the same thing over and over.

Oh, and I only put my powerbook to sleep.
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I know if I had a PowerBook i would definately put it to sleep over shutting it down.....lol
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"set it and forget it!"

or in this case, close it and forget it. let it sleep as you sleep.
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Wow, I guess I'm the only one.

Do you guys use them often? How many times a day?
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Wow, I guess I'm the only one.

Do you guys use them often? How many times a day?
like fifty-billion.

actually i use it:
- on and off all thru the day when im at home (20-40 times generally)
- in every class when im in school.
- leave it sleeping at home when im at work.
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There really is no need to do either... just keep it running. Won't hurt a thing to do that.

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