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Moving iBook in sleep mode?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/03/29 - ignatius

I'm sorry if this has been discussed ad nauseum, but my googling was inconclusive.

Is moving a sleeping iBook riskier than moving one that has been shut down?

Ought I avoid this practice?

Message #2 - Posted 2004/03/29 - John Johnson

Previously, Ignatius (ignatius@notreal.net) wrote:

I'm sorry if this has been discussed ad nauseum, but my googling was inconclusive.

Is moving a sleeping iBook riskier than moving one that has been shut down?

it's possible, but I can't think of any reason just at the moment. Of course, it's late here.

Ought I avoid this practice?

I don't think so. My computer travels asleep everywhere: home to the office and back, when I fly (not often), when I drive somewhere, etc. I do take some care not to drop my PowerBook, which is just sanity. IMO: just move it around.

Message #3 - Posted 2004/03/29 - matt neuburg

John Johnson wrote:

Previously, Ignatius (ignatius@notreal.net) wrote:

I'm sorry if this has been discussed ad nauseum, but my googling was inconclusive.

Is moving a sleeping iBook riskier than moving one that has been shut down?

it's possible, but I can't think of any reason just at the moment.

I can - depending how you move it, sometimes a sleeping iBook can open, thus waking it and draining the battery. This has happened to me enough times when walking with the iBook in a pack on my back that now I always shut it down in such situations. m.

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Message #4 - Posted 2004/03/29 - Barry Margolin

Previously, matt neuburg wrote:

John Johnson wrote:

Previously, Ignatius (ignatius@notreal.net) wrote:

I'm sorry if this has been discussed ad nauseum, but my googling was inconclusive.

Is moving a sleeping iBook riskier than moving one that has been shut down?

it's possible, but I can't think of any reason just at the moment.

I can - depending how you move it, sometimes a sleeping iBook can open, thus waking it and draining the battery. This has happened to me enough times when walking with the iBook in a pack on my back that now I always shut it down in such situations. m.

What ever happened to the option *not* to wake from sleep when the lid was opened?

Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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Message #5 - Posted 2004/03/29 - Neill Massello

Barry Margolin wrote:

What ever happened to the option *not* to wake from sleep when the lid was opened?

In Terminal:

sudo pmset -b lidwake 0

Message #6 - Posted 2004/03/29 - Barry Margolin

Previously, Neill Massello wrote:

Barry Margolin wrote:

What ever happened to the option *not* to wake from sleep when the lid was opened?

In Terminal:

sudo pmset -b lidwake 0

But didn't it used to be offered in the Energy Saver control panel? I wonder why they removed it from the GUI?

Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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