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forgot deep sleep...
Authored by: saint.duo on Nov 18, '05 02:39:05PM

Deep sleep is probably what some 3rd party batteries do not support. Before safe sleep, when the battery reaches a certain point, the computer enters a sleep mode that cannot be woken from without the power adapter, but is using a very minute amount of battery power to preserve the contents of RAM. If you leave it long enough like this, then the computer will just shut off from complete lack of power.


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Works on iBook G4 1.33MHz
Authored by: emendelson on Nov 18, '05 05:00:22PM

As the heading says. With a current-model iBook G4, I can close the lid, wait for the pulsing sleep light to come on, remove the battery (and AC adapter if connected) - and then put back the battery, press the power button, and watch the machine re-emerge from sleep. Very nice - and something that every x86 laptop has had for years.

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Works on iBook G4 1.33MHz
Authored by: rawhead on Nov 18, '05 05:54:10PM

Uhh, you're talking about "Hibernate" right?

But has every Wintel laptop had the ability to be in regular "sleep" mode from which you can wake up in less than a second (actually, Wintel "sleep" is never that quick to wake up), then go into "hibernate" when the battery is running low or is suddenly removed?

I didn't think so.

I agree that not being able to selectively "force" a hybernate-like mode barring removing the battery after sleep is kinda sucky, but in terms of implementation, I love SafeSleep much better than what I can get on my Wintel machines right now (that is, each time I have to choose between sleep and hibernate)

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