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If I want my MacBook on for a few days straight, are there any precautions I should take? I'll make sure it gets enough air, elevate it a little.


But like if its on, hosting something, for a few days, or for a few hours each day, can anything shorten out or any damage be done?



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Well obviously it won't run on battery power for more than a few hours , but no, running them for long periods of time should do no damage. My MBP has been on for.. well, probably more than a week as I type this.
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Nothing will happen to it, its a computer inside, not a porcelain vase.
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Alright.
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I dont leave my PC on 24/7, though it can handle it, I dont like to.


I just though cause of the MacBook being small, and getting hot while on for an hour, and not enough circulation.



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If you're really worried about heat, there are various laptop stands available that have cooling fans inside. I have an Alaska one that has two fans underneath the laptop and it is powered by USB, so the laptop stays nice and cool. Quite quiet, too
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