Disable PowerBook/iBook Sleep With Lid Closing?

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  1. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

    LimeLite

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    I've always wondered if there was some way to disable my 'book from sleeping when it's closed. I'm assuming that this might be a heat issue, in which case it probably isn't possible, or if possible, not a good idea. Anyone know?
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well you can run it with the lid closed with a mouse, keyboard, and monitor attached, but outside of that I don't know of any way to run your 'book closed.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Re: Disable PowerBook/iBook Sleep With Lid Closing?

    Depends on whether you have a PowerBook or iBook.

    With a PowerBook (at least the 15"), if you have a keyboard and monitor plugged in, you can run the PB with the lid closed. I've seen it done that way at the Apple store.

    With an iBook, that feature is disabled, most likely for heat reason. You used to be able to close the lid and have the iBook still run, as long as the AV port was connected to a TV (for watching DVDs). But they disabled that feature with OS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.0.4. Believe me, you don't want the iBook on and the lid closed when you're watching a DVD. Hot isn't the word for it.
     
  4. LimeLite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm not sure if it was a good or bad idea to put the vents in a position that they'd literally be completely covered when the lid is closed.
     
  5. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    There was once an extension that one could load call insomnia for computers that booted into OS 9. I think I loaded it on my iTang, so I will look for it. But that was OS 9, and the purpose was so that people could use their iBooks as CD players in their backpacks.

    As for smart, no. Even on the older iBooks, there was considerable heat buildup.
     
  6. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    do a search dude...i've answered this so many times...

    go to versiontracker.com and search for ibook sleep... i think it's called "no sleep" or something
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but seriously... watch out. The iBook can really become overheated...
     

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