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I want to know if its safe to keep laptop on for 6-7 hours straight. I have Sony VAIO CW26.

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There's a power switch? –  Dennis Williamson Jun 23 '10 at 20:20

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You can keep it on for 6-7 days straight. Months even. Unless your wife gets angry that you've not showered or bathed for 6-7 days straight and haven't said anything more than a guttural growl when she tells you she wants to go out to dinner or do something requiring your attention. That might be detrimental to your health.

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+1 for not showering. Quite the liberating feeling. The only thing that can beat it is bacon. –  Holocryptic Jun 23 '10 at 18:59
    
+1 to Holocryptic for Bacon. Mmmm, tasty tasty bacon... –  voretaq7 Jun 23 '10 at 19:00
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+1 for putting those two close enough to think of bacon showers –  Jed Daniels Jun 23 '10 at 19:11
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Two words: bacon pancakes –  Dennis Williamson Jun 23 '10 at 20:25
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If I could upvote my own answer I would, simply for the epic comment thread it spawned. And a pancake recipe. –  Bart Silverstrim Jun 24 '10 at 0:10

Forever (provided it's not overheating or being shaken/thrown around while it's running).

All components have both a service life & a cycle life (how long they can run continuously & how many times you can start/stop them): No matter what you do you'll exhaust one before the other, so just use the machine however it best suits your needs.

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Of course, many home users do in fact overheat their laptops on a routine basis, usually by operating them on soft surfaces. –  Miles Erickson Jun 23 '10 at 19:00
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@Miles ... even those of us who know better are guilty of that occasionally. –  voretaq7 Jun 23 '10 at 19:05
    
@Miles: I've had my MacBook hit 204 on the CPU before. Running on a flat hard surface though. –  Josh K Jun 23 '10 at 19:37

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