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Ok... so I was livid when I opened my laptop bag this morning to find that I told the machine to shutdown... but it instead decided to go into standby... I looked at the light when I put it in my bag I coulda swore it was off confused.gif...

Either way, I'm going to run diagnostics on it as its a dell... yay dell not... cough cough...

It wasent hot when I pulled it out of the bag I reset all my settings to shutdown/Hibernate when I close the lid...

Is it safe to throw it in a bag for say 15-16hours in standby... I didn't move it around much... it used up 20ish percent of the battery (like I said wasent hot)... I didn't drop it but... just the fact I thought it was off... I did a quick search and some people are saying no its bad some ppl say it don't matter...

Its a core2 duo if it matters much running windows 7 ult... ati graphics... 4GB of ram... Thanks for the answers ahead of time...
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It's fine. Just make sure you set the setting for Hibernate when closing the screen to avoid this kind of problem smile.gif
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I heard it happening, and probably due to a coincidence, also to Dell laptops. It's actually quite easy to do this mistake as for Dell, by default, when you shut the LCD the rig enters standby. Apparently their soft is made in such a way that the "enter standby" command can overrule "shut down". My solution is simple, uninstall stock power monitoring software from Dell, Windows is just as good; then in the power settings select for "when you close the lid" the option "do nothing". For added safety you could set the rig to sleep after 10mn and hibernate after 30mn on battery, this way it would shut it down by itself.

Having the lappy in a bag in standby doesn't cause damage, unless the lappy becomes very hot. On standby the HDD heads are parked and the motor isn't spinning. The PCB is powered on, but this doesn't pose any risk, except overheating. Also the CPU is off (S6), GPU is off, only the RAM and motherboard are powered on.
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Windows has been reinstalled on the rig... So no dell Crapware... biggrin.gif

on another note I just shocked my laptop... honestly I'm batting a thousand today... I should just go crawl back into bed... but it was grounded/plugged in so idk... I just ran my hand across the back and zap... :/ I'm guessing I got the heatsink... stuff like that pees me off...mad.gif
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