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    Do I need to turn the macbook off??
    When Im on the go, should I turn the macbook off, or is it okay just to close the lid, and put it in the bag??

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    it's perfectly fine to close the lid (which puts it into sleep) and put it in your bag. in fact, i believe some people brag about how long it's been since they turned their macbooks off.

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    macs are made to sleep most of the time, another advancement on M$ constant shut down, restart, etc annoyances!

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    yeah i don't think i've turned off my macbook in a few months...
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    I bring my Macbook to my classes and so I'm lugging it around all day. When class ends, I just close the lid, wait a few seconds for the white light to start blinking, then throw it in my bag and head out. I do this at least a half dozen times a day with no ill effects. Sometimes it'll be days or weeks until I restart my Mac.

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    Well you have to turn it off some time my macbook been switched off once sibce i got it 20 days ago.

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    I have to restart it for updates every once in a while. And I had to shut it down yesterday when Apple figured out that I had a bad battery and they replaced it. Other than that, it never gets shut down. I just close it and throw it on the charger when I get a chance.
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    I try to restart mine every couple of days just to try to keep it running nicely.
    Every once in a while, I need to restart it to get something working again. (wireless)

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    I have mine always in sleep mode when I am at home.
    However, I shut it down when I am transporting it...don't know if it is necessary but just a habit of mine I guess...I actually feel better when it is off while carrying it around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henjrn View Post
    When Im on the go, should I turn the macbook off, or is it okay just to close the lid, and put it in the bag??
    Whichever one you prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    Depends if you agree with Al Gore
    Made me lol.

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    I'm an OC and I just don't feel well when I don't shut it down.

    But based on the experiences of the other posters, leaving it asleep seems okay I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rixx03 View Post
    I'm an OC and I just don't feel well when I don't shut it down.

    But based on the experiences of the other posters, leaving it asleep seems okay I guess.
    Not only is it okay it is recommended by us and ,  says not to turn it off unless you won't be using it for a day or two.
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    as of right now mine (actually a PB G4) has been on for:



    I never turn mine off unless absolutely necessary!

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