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Author Topic: Laptop as portable music player?  (Read 1546 times)
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« on: October 19, 2004, 09:49:37 PM »

I broke my discman today and have no way to listen to music while walking to class. Is it bad for my computer if I leave it on, close the lid, and leave iTunes on so I can listen to music via headphones? I'm thinking it's not, since it's being jostled and everything by my walking, but I really have no idea. Do you?


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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2004, 02:04:59 AM »

Generally, it's not good for your HD to have the platter going while there's any motion going on; it's delicate, and a wrong jounce to the needle can damage it pretty quickly.

Then again, I know some amateur photographers that pipe high-quality shots straight to a backpack-carried laptop from a digital camera, so YMMV.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2004, 01:10:25 AM »

It's also going to generate a lot of heat and won't be able to get good ventillation while packed in your bag.  You may have problems with it overheating.
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