Any way to make my Macbook not sleep when closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by chaoticbear, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. chaoticbear macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2007
    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)
  2. Kalafut macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2008
  3. DuRui macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2007
    You could also just turn down the brightness of ur screen to 0 ... :)
  4. Sage Harupyuia macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2008
    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.

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