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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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when I close my macbook pro , my apple tv stops working, if I am watching my photos or listing to my music from itunes. What is wrong with this???
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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If you're streaming from iTunes on your computer, the computer has to be running. When you close the lid the computer goes to sleep and iTunes shuts down, cutting off the streaming.
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when I close my macbook pro , my apple tv stops working, if I am watching my photos or listing to my music from itunes. What is wrong with this???
Are you asking why or how it happens or are you insinuating it shouldn't?
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Are you asking why or how it happens or are you insinuating it shouldn't?
I think having an option to keep the ATV-connection running dispite closing the lid would be every nice indeed,
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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when I close my macbook pro , my apple tv stops working, if I am watching my photos or listing to my music from itunes. What is wrong with this???

Macs automatically go to sleep when you close the lid (unless attached to an external monitor and plugged in).

Just go download NoSleep. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep

It allows you to turn an option on and off that allows you to close the lid of your Mac, but not automatically put itself to sleep. I've used it for years. I do a lot of DVD ripping on my Macbook Air, but my little one likes to play with the keyboard when the lid is open. Perfect solution.

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I think having an option to keep the ATV-connection running dispite closing the lid would be every nice indeed,
See my post above for a work around. Easy Peasy
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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Macs automatically go to sleep when you close the lid (unless attached to an external monitor and plugged in).

Just go download NoSleep. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep

It allows you to turn an option on and off that allows you to close the lid of your Mac, but not automatically put itself to sleep. I've used it for years. I do a lot of DVD ripping on my Macbook Air, but my little one likes to play with the keyboard when the lid is open. Perfect solution.

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See my post above for a work around. Easy Peasy

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:24 AM   #7
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Is there any downside to using no sleep? Maybe heating issues?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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Is there any downside to using no sleep? Maybe heating issues?


not really maybe if you doing some intensive like rendering a file or converting or ripping large files but not just using it for airplay or home sharing to the ATV


but if you use your mbp with a monitor in clamshell mode remember to disable nosleep or clamshell mode will not kick in
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