Don't Want My PB to go to sleep when display is closed

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ///mdriver, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. ///mdriver macrumors member

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    #1
    Where can I alter this setting?

    Also, is it bad that I never allow my PB to sleep?
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    It will sleep when you close the lid. You can't change that afaik.

    The only bad thing about not letting a laptop sleep is shorter battery life. Apart from that there's nothing wrong with it.
     
  3. ///mdriver thread starter macrumors member

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    I leave it plugged in over night, so I guess I'll just leave the lid open.

    Damn... on PCs you can disable the sleep feature... oh well, im still glad i switched.
     
  4. dongmin macrumors 68000

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  5. evil macrumors 6502

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    there is something broken in mine which does not allow the pb to sleep when the lid is closed. the screen even stays on.
     
  6. encro macrumors 6502

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    When you close the lid and it goes to sleep can't you plug a mouse or keyboard in and wake it that way?
     
  7. ///mdriver thread starter macrumors member

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    I usually leave downloads and my aim open over night, and I hate how sleep disconnects me from these. I guess I'll just leave the lid open.
     
  8. Nermal Moderator

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    The reason it goes it sleep is to prevent overheating. The latest models of PBs have lid-closed operation though.
     
  9. iJon macrumors 604

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    how about you just dim your screen, works hust as well for what you want to do.

    iJon
     
  10. xpsguy macrumors newbie

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    SleepLess and NoSleep

    I found two pieces of software on Version tracker that prevent sleep when the lid is closed.

    - SleepLess (seems to be very stable, I'm using it on my 12" PB G4 now.)

    - NoSleep (comments on version tracker make it sound VERY dangerous. I've not been brave enough to try it.)

    As always, temperature can be a problem, so use caution. I am trying out "Temperature Monitor", which speaks the temperature every so often. (ie. While I"m listening to iTunes), so I can know if my CPU gets too hot.
     
  11. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

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    I also use sleepless. It works very well, however I am a little bit afraid of the computer overheating when the lid is closed. What will happen? Might the screen melt/get killed?
     

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