View Full Version : Any way to make my Macbook not sleep when closed?

Mar 6, 2008, 03:55 PM
I read in the manual that I can make it not sleep if I plug an external monitor/keyboard/mouse into the computer, but what I need is a way to make it stay awake and transcode video throughout the night/when I'm in class. Is there any way to do this? I've been just leaving it open a couple of inches, but I'm afraid of causing long-term wear to the hinges, and I don't actually even have it on a desk, so I can't leave it open (it might get knocked over or god knows what with a dog running around)

Mar 6, 2008, 03:56 PM
InsomniaX (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22211)

Mar 7, 2008, 02:10 AM
Hey Thnx!

Mar 7, 2008, 03:12 AM
You could also just turn down the brightness of ur screen to 0 ... :)

Sage Harupyuia
Mar 8, 2008, 07:07 AM
another way is to reset the Macbook and immediately shut the lid.

Works rather well, but i never liked the idea of running my laptop with the screen closed.