MacBook :: Bad To Leave Plugged In 24/7

Mar 16, 2008

Of course i'll unplug it 2-3 times a month and run the battery down to condition it, but other than that, is it bad to leave it plugged in 24/7, including when not using it and it's turned off?

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MacBook :: Better To Leave Plugged In All The Time?

Feb 14, 2009

Is it better to leave the Macbook plugged in all the time or plug it in only when the battery is low to charge it up again?

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Software :: Okay To Leave MacBook Plugged In 24/7

Jan 6, 2009

I know it's okay to leave it plugged in 24/7 as long as I complete at least one battery cycle a month, but should I unplug it when i turn it off, or does it matter?

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MacBook Pro :: Removing Optical Drive Not Leave Anything To Plugged In?

Mar 16, 2010

I have a late 2009 macbook pro unibody 15" and I hardly use the optical drive, in fact that startup whine is really annoying, would it be harmful if I just removed the drive completly and not leave anything plugged in?

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MacBook Pro :: Afraid To Leave Plugged In - Power Supply Melted

Jan 3, 2009

This probably seems a bit ridiculous, but after having my first power supply melt and short out on me I've been completely paranoid of this happening again. My first power supply was one of the older models from 2006. I then got it replaced by one of the newer smaller models. After about a half a year it started twisting around on the inside of the cable which got me worried. The apple store wouldn't replace it unless it was melted so I called Apple and got a new one.

I've had the newer one for about a year and the cable seems to be wrapping around itself on the inside again. There doesn't appear to be a place where it's melting or breaking. I take care to not wrap it too tightly. Using it as a desktop replacement I'd like to not have to worry about leaving it plugged in when I'm gone. I find it crazy that this is even an issue but after having the first one melt right in front of me I find it hard to trust. Are the newer power supplies any better?

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MacBook Pro :: Leave System Plugged Into Adapter / Drain Battery

Aug 11, 2009

I just got my mac about a week ago. I'm currently arguing with my grandmother over whether it's better to leave the MBP plugged into the adapter all the time or let it drain the battery.

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OS X :: Ok To Leave The Drive Permanently Plugged Into My IMac?

May 3, 2009

Might be a silly question:

I have an 8GB USB pen drive, formatted to Mac OS Extended (Journalled). I use it for backing up text documents (8GB goes a long way).

Is it ok to leave the drive permanently plugged into my iMac? I don't know what the life of these devices is supposed to be, so am I risking damage/failure by leaving it in?

My computer is pretty much awake 24/7.

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IMac :: Leave Headphones Plugged In But Switching To Speakers?

Dec 26, 2010

Is there a way for me to leave a headphone extender cable plugged into the back of my iMac and have the external speakers play until I plug in headphones?

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Hardware :: Leave Charger Plugged In Cause Extra Power Consumption

Aug 5, 2010

So I just got hold of a few of these new battery chargers from Apple and I'm just wondering if these are meant to stay plugged in the wall, even after the green light goes off. Does the light going off mean that the batteries will no longer draw power from the power outlet and that it is safe to assume power will continue to be consumed? Or is it preferred that I plug and unplug the charger only when needed to avoid any, unnecessary, extra power consumption?

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Find Battery Life Info / Plugged Or Not Plugged

Oct 17, 2009

I use my MBP 15" (the new one), as my primary machine in my office. I sit by my best usually 10-12hrs a day working on it.

I am trying to figure out what is best to do, keep the AC plugged in or have it un-plugged and only plug it in when the battery is drained (or less then 50%)? I have tried different experiments, plugged in, not-plugged and time is about the same for life of the battery. The true question is, how is is best to do it for the health of the battery.

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MacBook Pro :: Leave MBP To Encode Over The Weekend?

Aug 27, 2010

so basically, what are you guys thoughts on leaving a 17" i7 MBP to encode videos over the weekend, while I'm gone?

right now my fans are in default mode running at 4k RPM and my CPU is hovering between 85˚ and 90˚

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MacBook Pro :: Leave Secondary HDD Powered Off Until I Need It?

Apr 25, 2012

Like many others, I'm thinking of replacing my HDD with an SSD and replacing my optical drive with the original HDD. I plan on using the SSD as my boot volume and the HDD for storage. Part of the reason I am switching to an SSD is that I carry my laptop around quite a lot and don't feel confident that the HDD won't fail because of all the motion. 

My question is: Can I leave the HDD powered off until I want to use it? Thus saving battery life and reducing the risk of HDD failure from being moved around too much. I would like to be able to mount the drive when I want to access the storage and unmount it when it is not in use. Is this possible?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Shutdown Or Leave System On Sleep?

Jun 18, 2009

Is it OK to leave the MB on sleep. On my previous Laptop I never shut it down unless it was necessary, im talking the computer never shutdown for like 2 or 3 weeks of use. Not continuous use, I use the laptop 3,4 maybe 5 times a day and its kinda hard for me to wait for the boot up, i usually just close it (sleep) and go away. Can I damage my MB doing that?

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MacBook Pro :: Expresscard 34 Reader - Leave In Computer?

Feb 4, 2010

I just ordered a sonnet express card 21in1 card reader for my early 2009 MBP 15" (the last one with the express card port) anyhow I chose this one because it sits nicely flush with the MBP body. My question is would it be ok to leave the reader in the computer all the time? (without the card) i have my computer sleeping like 97% of the time. I would like to just leave the expresscard in there but dont know if this would be ok.

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MacBook Pro :: Do You Leave Your Power Adapter Connected To The Outlet

Jan 10, 2011

Just want to make sure.

Because one of my adapter for the shaver is dead just by leaving it connected to the power outlet for 2 weeks.

I wonder what you guys do with your MagSafe Power Adapter.

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MacBook Pro :: Leave In Sleep Mode Lose About 5-8% Of The Battery?

Jan 15, 2010

I own a late 2009 MBP that I use with an external monitor as my work computer each day. At the end of the work day I generally unplug the network cable, Apple Cinema Display, and then just put it to sleep by closing the lid. Some days I use it later after I get home, others I don't. If I leave it in Sleep mode I generally lose about 5-8% of the battery by the next morning.

I'm just wondering if I'd be better off shutting it down completely each night. Any pros/cons? Battery considerations?

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MacBook :: Harmful To Leave The Lid Open In Sleep Over-night For IAlarm?

May 17, 2009

Is it harmful to my macbook to leave the lid open in sleep over-night for iAlarm? I know it seems slightly naive, but is sleep different when the lid is closed versus open?

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MacBook Pro :: Preparing For Sleep Mode - Leave An Application Or Web Page In Place?

Nov 28, 2009

I have a early 2009 17" uMBP upgraded to Snow Leopard. Prior to closing the lid to activate sleep mode, is it advisable to leave an application and/or web page in place?

I just recently, in the past week, have been doing this . . . And I was wondering if there might be any adverse effects with this practice.

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MacBook Pro :: Keyboard Leave Traces On Screen Surface / Having High Pressure On Computer

Dec 16, 2010

I'm planning to buy a 17" matt MBP 2010. So far I've used a few laptops which I carry in a backpack (Lowepro Computekker Plus AW) together with cameras and lenses. Each one but the last one - Lenovo Thinkpad - had the same problem; beacause there is high pressure on the computer (glass weights over 12kgs), the keyboard keys left traces on he screen surface - not just dust - the plastic from keys was on the screen for good. The Lenovo is the firsts one not affected by that.

Can anyone who uses this MBP 17" matt 2010 (and treats it as bad as me) tell me how it looks in this case?

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OS X :: How To Leave Mail In Server

Sep 23, 2010

I'm leaving town and like to retrieve email from web server in those oversea internet cafe while still wish to leave incoming mail in my inbox at the home computer. Here's the confusion using Mail.

In Outlook Express, its very clear. We check the box "leave mail in the server". If we don't check it, nothing will happen.

But in Mail. it seems the reverse.

A) If we don't check the 3rd box, does it means forever its in the server?

B) Now if we check the 3rd box, we prompt the server to remove mail which in this case after one month and I'd assume the mail will be auto removed after one mth. Then what is the use of the right box (remove now).

I have done some experiment and it seems confusing. What I wanted was to able to retrieve mail from web server whilst in oversea while still maintaining all incoming mail for by home computer until my next order.

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OS X :: OK To Leave The Other Slot Empty?

Jan 3, 2009

I just got a white Macbook 13.3 (2.1 GHz, Penryn) which originally came with just 1 GB of RAM (two sticks of 512 MB).

Then I got two sticks of 2 GB Kingston RAM for this Macbook.

I took out both 512 MB RAM and only put one stick of 2 GB RAM in, leaving the other slot empty.My Macbook works great.

My question is, is it OK if I leave the other slot empty like that?
Or should I put the other 2 GB stick in as well?

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IMac :: Leave It On Or Switch It Off?

May 2, 2010

Is there any bens or draw backs to leaving your iMac in sleep mode when not using it or just switching it off all together?

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OS X :: How To Leave A Worksheet In Front Of Any Window

Apr 8, 2009

I would like to be able to have Stockcharts or other charting program open and go through a list of ticker symbols.

I have a "hotlist" I check regularly in a little textedit window which just takes up the corner of the screen. Trouble is when I enter a ticker into stockcharts, the textedit window gets knocked to the back and i have to use expose to show all windows then pick textedit again to look at my next ticker. It's just a slightly annoying timewaste.

Is there an elegant way to leave a list right at the front of everything no matter if I click on another window?

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IMac :: Leave Computer On All Time?

Jan 12, 2010

I used to leave my other computer on all the time, should I do the same with my iMac?

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Final Cut Pro X :: Won't Allow To Leave Media In Place

Jun 30, 2014

I already have a folder of media on the same drive.  When I go to import the files, FCPX has add to library selected and won't let me select "leave in place".  Is there a preference or setting somewhere that will let me reference the files? 

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Mac Pro :: Safe To Leave Mac Pro Running For Over 4 Days Straight?

Apr 5, 2009

This may sound like a stupid question but bare with me here. The Ubuntu computer next to my mac pro has a problem with wireless so I share my internet from my mac pro to it via ethernet. I have to download a large 20 gig file that will take about 2 days, on my ubuntu computer, and Im going to boston so lets say 4 days. Is it safe to leave my mac pro running for over 4 days straight? I don't want to overheat or anything.

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OS X :: Closing Application With X Icon - Leave It Running?

Oct 14, 2009

I'm used to KDE and Gnome, where if I close an app, it's closed, end of. No more consuming processor power and no need to go round housekeeping and right-click+quit. Please help me understand how to change the behaviour of my Mac mini so when I click the little red X, the app closes properly.

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Software :: Leave Quick Look Running In Background

Jan 7, 2009

i know I can play an mp3 columns view mode and minimize the finder without the process stopping, but when I minimize in quick look while listening to a song it stops.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Activity Monitor Won't Leave Dock?

Mar 29, 2012

I've tried right mouse also pulling above dock to remove-but won't go away.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Delete Files, Leave Folders

May 1, 2012

I have a folder in my documents folder that I would like to clean up. It contains many folders and sub-folders (directories and sub-directories) in a many layers deep arrangement. I would like to delete only the files while preserving the folders and sub-folders (makes backing up and synchronising a LOT easier). 

I am not using Time machine. (If it is easier to just delete the main folder and then copy back just the folders from the back-up drive.)

Dual 2.83 GHz Quad MP and 2.6 GHz duo MBP, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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