Is it safe to keep my laptop on overnight?

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  1. adey1986

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    Hi, I was wondering whether its safe or not to keep my laptop running overnight for download purposes? As i've noticed certain parts of the laptop mostly just above the keyboard and the ac charging unit get very hot. Thanks
     
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    Should normally be OK. There's not really any difference to having on all day, apart from any problems would go unnoticed until the fire brigade wake you up. :devil:

    Seriously though, I do leave laptops & desktops on overnight, but some would say it's foolish to leave anything switched on, in standby or even plugged in.

    However, you should look at these reports before deciding. They're about some problems that Dell owners are having. If yours is one of these, I wouldn't leave it on until you are completely satisfied the problem is resolved.

    Forgot to say, can you hear the fan and does the laptop cool down once the battery is fully charged?
     
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    Fortunately im not a Dell owner, I have an Asus laptop. Yes i can hear the fan and I haven't noticed cool down when fully charged. My main worry is the charging unit sometimes its so hot it hurts to hold it.
     
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    Thanks noshoulders but fortunately both my laptop and charger are made by Asus.
     
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    So i have no worries of either my laptop or charger catching fire if left on?
     
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    Can't remember the last time i even switched my IBM Thinpad off! sits on the docking station in Standby 24x7/365

    Docking stations are great BTW, just pck the laptop up whenever you want and the battery's always charged. no more wires trailing around
     
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    My Dell 510m sits on it's docking station 24/7 too, I do all my downloading on the laptop as it saves a fortune on leccy.

    It's been running constantly since before Christmas, no fires yet. :)
     

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