External power button for MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sesshi, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    Any solutions for fully lid-closed use? Thanks.
     
  2. Imidazole macrumors regular

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    Yeah, keep it on all the time or just have it suspend.

    That way you can 'turn it on' (ie wake it up) from mouse movement/keyboard use.
     
  3. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    Too unreliable. Sleep in lid-close mode frequently fails.
     
  4. ToastMaster macrumors regular

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    Yeah, mine almost never sleeps in closed mode. It always wakes up when I close it, and then is burning like hell when I open it again.
     
  5. giggity goo-ru macrumors member

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    you could get a REALLY thin paperclip and slip it in there and try and press the power button every time you wanna start the computer :p. Personally... I'd just flip the lid up for a few seconds to hit the power button and then resume working w/ the lid closed.
     
  6. Imidazole macrumors regular

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    No, make it 'sleep' after x minutes of inactivity. Its not about if the lid is closed or not.
     

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