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Sleeping MBP

Message #1 - Posted 2006/08/21 - Kurt Ullman

Just out of curiosity, is there any real functional difference between closing the laptop and putting it to sleep and just letting time pass until it shuts itself down automatically?

Message #2 - Posted 2006/08/21 - John McWilliams

Kurt Ullman wrote:

Just out of curiosity, is there any real functional difference between closing the laptop and putting it to sleep and just letting time pass until it shuts itself down automatically?

On mine, sometimes! I've had some poor experiences with my MBP not going to sleep when I shut the lid, so it's something I now check. If I am moving it about much, as on a trip, I am now likely to shut it down to be safer.

John McWilliams

Message #3 - Posted 2006/08/21 - Tom Harrington

Previously, John McWilliams wrote:

Kurt Ullman wrote:

Just out of curiosity, is there any real functional difference between closing the laptop and putting it to sleep and just letting time pass until it shuts itself down automatically?

On mine, sometimes! I've had some poor experiences with my MBP not going to sleep when I shut the lid, so it's something I now check. If I am moving it about much, as on a trip, I am now likely to shut it down to be safer.

Never sleeping? It can take 30 seconds or so before an MBP to get to sleep after closing the cover-- something to keep in mind if you have a spare battery and want to switch. But I've never had it _not_ sleep when doing this.

Tom "Tom" Harrington
MondoMouse makes your mouse mightier
See http://www.atomicbird.com/mondomouse/

Message #4 - Posted 2006/08/21 - John McWilliams

Tom Harrington wrote:

Previously, John McWilliams wrote:

Kurt Ullman wrote:

Just out of curiosity, is there any real functional difference between closing the laptop and putting it to sleep and just letting time pass until it shuts itself down automatically?

On mine, sometimes! I've had some poor experiences with my MBP not going to sleep when I shut the lid, so it's something I now check. If I am moving it about much, as on a trip, I am now likely to shut it down to be safer.

Never sleeping? It can take 30 seconds or so before an MBP to get to sleep after closing the cover-- something to keep in mind if you have a spare battery and want to switch. But I've never had it _not_ sleep when doing this.

All the more reason I am considering plonking it back in Apple's lap....

I've experienced it apparently going to sleep, yet partially waking inside a backpack, and then locking up entirely.

John McWilliams

Message #5 - Posted 2006/08/21 - Tom Harrington

Previously, John McWilliams wrote:

Tom Harrington wrote:

Previously, John McWilliams wrote:

On mine, sometimes! I've had some poor experiences with my MBP not going to sleep when I shut the lid, so it's something I now check. If I am moving it about much, as on a trip, I am now likely to shut it down to be safer.

Never sleeping? It can take 30 seconds or so before an MBP to get to sleep after closing the cover-- something to keep in mind if you have a spare battery and want to switch. But I've never had it _not_ sleep when doing this.

All the more reason I am considering plonking it back in Apple's lap....

I've experienced it apparently going to sleep, yet partially waking inside a backpack, and then locking up entirely.

What does "partially" waking mean? And if it's inside a backpack, how do you tell?

Tom "Tom" Harrington
MondoMouse makes your mouse mightier
See http://www.atomicbird.com/mondomouse/

Message #6 - Posted 2006/08/21 - John McWilliams

Tom Harrington wrote:

Previously, John McWilliams wrote:

Tom Harrington wrote:

Previously, John McWilliams wrote:

On mine, sometimes! I've had some poor experiences with my MBP not going to sleep when I shut the lid, so it's something I now check. If I am moving it about much, as on a trip, I am now likely to shut it down to be safer.

Never sleeping? It can take 30 seconds or so before an MBP to get to sleep after closing the cover-- something to keep in mind if you have a spare battery and want to switch. But I've never had it _not_ sleep when doing this.

All the more reason I am considering plonking it back in Apple's lap....

I've experienced it apparently going to sleep, yet partially waking inside a backpack, and then locking up entirely.

What does "partially" waking mean? And if it's inside a backpack, how do you tell?

By that I mean it must have been doing the equivalent of sleep walking, with nightmares. Didn't go inside backpack to check, but when I pulled it out it was steaming hot and also unable to be resurrected into a usable state. HDD spinning, no display, no response to anything but several seconds on the power button to force quit it.

John McWilliams

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