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kent_ridge
May 26, 2005, 04:22 AM
Hi,
Is there any option to make my powerbook not sleep each time I close the lid??

Thanks.



mwpeters8182
May 26, 2005, 03:53 PM
Hi,
Is there any option to make my powerbook not sleep each time I close the lid??

Thanks.

There are hacks (do a search for "clamshell mode"), but the only way to do this without changing anything is to connect an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

MP

zach
May 26, 2005, 03:54 PM
Hi,
Is there any option to make my powerbook not sleep each time I close the lid??

Thanks.

I'm sure there are hacks for this, but it baffles me why you'd want to.. care to enlighten me?

kent_ridge
May 26, 2005, 09:02 PM
Thanks a lot.

It'll be good if I can keep my pb running when I move around and still need to use the internet. Now I need to leave the lid open a little else I'll be d/c.

aricher
May 26, 2005, 09:40 PM
I've been wondering about the same thing - I want to use my PB's hard drive while the lid is closed - I've been envisioning a stop motion movie (using iStopMotion) but having the PB open while video recording in motion is a bit tricky.

mms
May 27, 2005, 12:52 AM
It tends to be a bad idea to do this, especially when you move around with it. The hard drive will still be spinning, so if you bump/drop/harm it when you move it, then there's always the risk of disk damage. Furthermore, the laptop is designed so that some heat is released from the keyboard; closed-lid operation inhibits dissipation of that heat.

mms
May 27, 2005, 12:54 AM
similar thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=127978)