Any way to make my Macbook not sleep when closed?

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

  1. 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. macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
  3. macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2008
  4. macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2007
    You could also just turn down the brightness of ur screen to 0 ... :)
  5. 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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