Leaving home for a month

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Leaving home for a month

Postby Nash » Sat May 30, 2015 5:10 am

Will my computers be alright being off for a whole month? Got any advice for me? It would totally suuuuuuuck to come home to computers that won't work anymore, considering I had to unwillingly spend money on a graphics card that died a while ago...
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Re: Leaving home for a month

Postby leileilol » Sat May 30, 2015 5:15 am

Depends on if a disaster happened while you are away (like for example, an earthquake unseating everything inside the computer), might at least unplug the thing to avoid the weather-related power surges.

other than that, a month of inactivity won't kill it. There will be more dust to clean on it anyway, maybe a web or two, but nothing fatal. You might want to make sure the case is covered anyway to reduce potential pest damage.


I've had experience in leaving (*old* 1985-2005 junkers) computers off for years at a time and having them work again on the first boot :)
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Re: Leaving home for a month

Postby Blox » Sat May 30, 2015 5:54 am

You can unplug it and wrap it up in some plastic bag to make it dust- and bug-proof, but other than that there is absolutely nothing dangerous about leaving your PC idle for a month.
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Re: Leaving home for a month

Postby Reactor » Sat May 30, 2015 6:16 am

Make sure you unplug it. Sometimes (albeit very rarely) it happened that the computer refused to work after a Summer break, and I had to reinstall the whole thing, but otherwise, it'll be fine.
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Re: Leaving home for a month

Postby Nash » Sat May 30, 2015 8:54 pm

So unplug and cover from dust, got it, thanks!
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Re: Leaving home for a month

Postby GooberMan » Sun May 31, 2015 3:04 am

Don't forget to leave a trail of breadcrumbs so you can find your way back to your computers.
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