Quote: Originally Posted by BlueBerryShadow
I just had a quick question to ask everyone.
What is the best way to take care of your laptop, but have it not running when not needed.
In other words. Would it harm my computer if I were to turn it on for like half hour, hour, run somewhere, maybe half hour, hour, and turn it off before I go, than turn it back on when I returned home?
Also I was wondering what turning your computer on and off frequently could do, how could it harm the computer, if at all.
Thanks in advance for your answers, I appreciate them. If you need more detail, let me know, and I will do my best to re explain. Thanks again.
There are two opinions on this. One says leave it on, because the repeated on off cycles may harm the lappy. The other says turn it off to save wear.
The mean time between failure (how long before it usually will break) is so long as to make this discussion moot.
Your computer is a tool like a hammer, do you think that using the hammer less will make it last longer? Use it as you need it and take care of the daily maintenance that a computer needs and you will be fine IMHO.
My tip, DO many, many back ups. Sooner or later they will save your skin.