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Old 07-06-18, 06:21 AM
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I have a 2003 Sony Vaio desktop with Windows XP. I have all kinds of ripping, burning software on it. Variety of templates for making different kinds of covers. Conversion software for media files. Printer and a couple external cd/dvd drives for ripping and burning.

It sits in a spare backroom and I only use it a couple times a month. Whenever I need to print something or want to rip/burn a cd.

It may sit for long periods with the power off. I just boot it up when I want to do something.
Is it ok to just leave it off for these long periods of time or just I run it more often?
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Old 07-06-18, 10:45 AM
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It's probably fine. I have annold one I only use once every two or three months without any issues.
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Old 07-06-18, 03:39 PM
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It's fine, the only issues you may run into are CMOS Battery draining and potentially the fans, both easily replaceable.

It'll actually probably be less dusty by being off.
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