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Martini-man
Nov 4, 2010, 11:50 PM
Hi!

I have a new macbook air 13'' 2010.

I'm using windows through bootcamp.

When I close the lid the screen keeps on.

How can I solve this?

Thanks.



s2dio
Nov 9, 2010, 08:13 AM
Hi.

Find a battery (power) icon in the windows tray in the lower right corner, right click it and enter power options. There should be smth like "Change what compuer does when I close the lid", and change that to "sleep".

stockscalper
Nov 9, 2010, 08:41 AM
It's like the refrigerator light. How do you know if it stays on when you close the door (lid)? :eek:

spinnerlys
Nov 9, 2010, 08:45 AM
It's like the refrigerator light. How do you know if it stays on when you close the door (lid)? :eek:

Apple's notebook have an Apple on the back of the screen and are lit by the backlight of the screen, thus the Apple logo is still lit when the display is lit.

jfyrfytr25
Nov 9, 2010, 10:33 AM
Apple's notebook have an Apple on the back of the screen and are lit by the backlight of the screen, thus the Apple logo is still lit when the display is lit.


I think his comment was intended to be a joke and not a literal question.

spinnerlys
Nov 9, 2010, 10:37 AM
I think his comment was intended to be a joke and not a literal question.

Maybe. But there are people on this planet who never have seen such a thing, even when owning Apple products. I know many Apple owners who didn't know of the sleep feature and now are embracing it.

darngooddesign
Nov 9, 2010, 11:05 AM
There is a possibility that the switch that senses the closed lid is broken. Its a simple magnetic switch, so the way to test it is to take something like a fridge magnet and run it along the outside edge of the plam-rest surface of your Air.

Martini-man
Nov 10, 2010, 10:23 AM
There is a possibility that the switch that senses the closed lid is broken. Its a simple magnetic switch, so the way to test it is to take something like a fridge magnet and run it along the outside edge of the plam-rest surface of your Air.

It goes to sleep if I choose that option so the sensor should be ok right?

I runned a magnet along the outside edge of the plam-rest surface of my Air and nothing happened.

Hi.

Find a battery (power) icon in the windows tray in the lower right corner, right click it and enter power options. There should be smth like "Change what compuer does when I close the lid", and change that to "sleep".

The thing is that I don't want it to sleep...

I want it just to put the screen off and everything still working like any normal laptop under windows...

darngooddesign
Nov 10, 2010, 10:35 AM
It goes to sleep if I choose that option so the sensor should be ok right?

I runned a magnet along the outside edge of the plam-rest surface of my Air and nothing happened.

Sorry I meant the entire palmrest surface which means on either side of the keyboard as well. On my unibody 15" its just under the left speaker. You can also locate the corresponding magnet by running a paperclip around the entire bezel of the display. The magnet on my 15" will hold a paperclip in place even with the glass covering the display. If running a magnet over the corresponding place on the palmrest surface doesn't put your Air to sleep then that switch is the culprit. I hope this makes sense.

jamone13
Nov 10, 2010, 11:00 AM
Um, its a computer, keep your magnets away from it. I know it doesn't have a hard disk drive any more but still, magnets aren't recommended. Yes apple uses them for things, but that's to localized areas.

spinnerlys
Nov 10, 2010, 11:04 AM
The thing is that I don't want it to sleep...

I want it just to put the screen off and everything still working like any normal laptop under windows...

The following only applies to Mac OS X, thus might be irrelevant for the OP, as s/he is using Windows.

Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131)

or even better: InsomniaX (http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo)

bamf
Nov 10, 2010, 11:22 AM
Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131)

or even better: InsomniaX (http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo)

He's in bootcamp though...

spinnerlys
Nov 10, 2010, 11:23 AM
He's in bootcamp though...

Yeah, thanks. Completely forgot about that mishap. :o

Martini-man
Nov 10, 2010, 11:25 AM
Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131)

or even better: InsomniaX (http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo)

"Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to your computer."

Don't think this is very useful...

Besides that I'm using bootcamp.

spinnerlys
Nov 10, 2010, 11:28 AM
"Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to your computer."

Don't think this is very useful...

Besides that I'm using bootcamp.

Yep, forgot about the Windows part. Sorry. Maybe there is an alternative to InsomniaX for Windows? But as there are no real fan control applications for Windows out there, there might be no such thing as an alternative to InsomniaX.

The only think that comes to mind: Disable and Prevent Laptop or Notebook from Sleep (Standby) or Hibernate When Closing the Lid (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/29/disable-and-prevent-laptop-or-notebook-from-sleep-standby-or-hibernate-when-closing-the-lid/)

Though it probably won't help you.

Martini-man
Nov 10, 2010, 11:52 AM
Yep, forgot about the Windows part. Sorry. Maybe there is an alternative to InsomniaX for Windows? But as there are no real fan control applications for Windows out there, there might be no such thing as an alternative to InsomniaX.

The only think that comes to mind: Disable and Prevent Laptop or Notebook from Sleep (Standby) or Hibernate When Closing the Lid (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/29/disable-and-prevent-laptop-or-notebook-from-sleep-standby-or-hibernate-when-closing-the-lid/)

Though it probably won't help you.

That's exactly what I do but the screen keeps on...

On a normal laptop it turns off.

My question is if this is normal to any 2010 air or does mine have a problem..

Thanks for your help ;)

Over Achiever
Nov 10, 2010, 07:34 PM
Please Delete.

Martini-man
Nov 10, 2010, 07:43 PM
Silly question, but without a sleep light and essentially no moving parts to hear, how would one know if closing the lid doesn't put the computer to sleep (ie an application is keeping the computer from sleeping)? One could conceivably close the lid, throw it in a backpack, and go a whole day without realizing the computer was on the whole time (with the fan spinning and being jarred around).

Thoughts?

What does that have to do with what I'm asking?

You can know that by the options you choose before you close the lid...

Over Achiever
Nov 10, 2010, 07:46 PM
What does that have to do with what I'm asking?

You can know that by the options you choose before you close the lid...

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread!

Martini-man
Nov 10, 2010, 08:31 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread!

No problem ;)

Martini-man
Nov 20, 2010, 01:28 PM
As I didn't find a way to solve this I made a little exe that when executed puts the monitor brightness at 0.

The monitor will be working but it won't consume "light power".

When you open the lid up just press F2 to set the brightness to a higher (visible) level.

frenchglen
Jul 2, 2011, 05:18 PM
As I didn't find a way to solve this I made a little exe that when executed puts the monitor brightness at 0.

The monitor will be working but it won't consume "light power".

When you open the lid up just press F2 to set the brightness to a higher (visible) level.that's really nice, but I wonder if there could be a more automated way of turning screen down to 0 [and therefore off] at lid close, and then putting it back to full brightness when you open the lid....

sounds like a feature request for power plan assistant (http://www.powerplan7.com/home.htm) :/...or windows 8, sigh...[they need a custom 'run exe' option under lid close and open actions]