And where I live, it's been hot and dry lately, with the temp in our non-air conditioned home climbing to close to 30 degrees C. The computer hasn't been used much anyway this summer, but when it spontaneously rebooted for the first time on one of those hot days, my diagnosis was 'overheating' and the new rule is it stays off during hot days. Also...we have replaced the CPU fan in this unit, but the old one had been making funny noises from time to time, although it was still running. I considered the computer a potential fire hazard until the fan got replaced, however, and the computer, which we had left on all day, even if we were out, got turned off each night and if no one was home during the day. And it still will be. Things go wrong, and if a fan quits, I don't think it would take long for the computer to become dangerously hot. Brenna --- Kari <kari@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > | > | >At work, manager hates it when we shut down > computers. Outside of the > | >fact > | >that we could save electricity by shutting down > the comps, should we just > | >leave them on continuously? Pros/cons? Thanks. > > > I rarely ever turn mine off. I used to. I took a > malfunctioning computer > that was about 4 months old back and it was all > corroded inside because we > lived in a damp environment (rainforest on the > sound). So if you have a damp > atmosphere you would definitely want to keep it on > most of the time. > > Kari __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better http://health.yahoo.com - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.