Is it safe to leave the laptop on 24/7?

@wilynn (753)
Singapore
July 31, 2007 5:10pm CST
I am just wondering if it is safe leaving my laptop on for 24/7. I'd appreciate the feedback and knowledge. Thanks in advance!
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Well I dont know what others will say but I have a Dell Inspiron 600m 2 of them to be exact. I do leave both of them on 24/7. I also do a reboot about once a week when I get microsoft updates and antivirus updates other than that is is on 24/7
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@wilynn (753)
• Singapore
31 Jul 07
Thanks for the information. I was kind of worried but anyway... Thanks... :D
• Switzerland
31 Jul 07
I don't think so. It might overheat and just imagine what it'll do to your electricity bill.
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@freak369 (4914)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Laptops are a little different from desktops; if the fan is running all the time to try and cool it off, you may want to have it serviced or cleaned out. I don't recommend leaving any electronic appliance on all the time, as others have said, everything needs a break from time to time.
@dylanvr (16)
• South Africa
1 Aug 07
There is a very interesting article at the following link. www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2007/07/27/leave-my-pc-running-or-turn-it-off In my personal instance I find that I turn my laptop off very frequently, the sole reason for this is because I'm always on the move. I also feel that saving electricity is important, just think how much "juice" we can save if everybody will swich off their PC's at night.
@dylanvr (16)
• South Africa
1 Aug 07
There is a very interesting atricle at the following link. www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2007/07/27/leave-my-pc-running-or-turn-it-off In my personal instance I find that I turn my laptop off very frequently, the sole reason for this is because I'm always on the move I guess. I also feel that saving electricity is important, just think how much "juice" we can save if everybody will swich off their PC's at night.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
1 Aug 07
My mac is 2 years old and has probably been off for maybe 3 days in the past 2 years. It has never had a problem, I just lower the lid and it goes to sleep. I power down maybe once every 2 or 3 months unless an update is done that requires me to power down.
• Singapore
1 Aug 07
As long as you are not connected to the internet, you are safe from virus attacks because upon online your system is vulnerable to attacks. Second point, you will need to pay higher electricity bill if leave it on 24/7. Third point, radiation will affect your health.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I think that's fine for a desktop, but with laptops you risk running down the battery. I'm sure you have it plugged in and all, but you still risk reducing the battery's lifespan if you leave it on all the time.
@abhi333 (407)
• India
1 Aug 07
i don't think that there's any problrm in that. i've got an IBM thinkpad and it has been running unhinderedly from 19th june and i've rebooted it only twice. i don't think that there's any problem. but make sure that if the heat outlet of ur laptop is below then don't keep it on a bed or some pillow etc because it may result in heating of ur laptop.