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How to know if Macbook is sleeping or just screen off?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ancilla, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    These MBAs don't have any "on/off" LEDs, and are so silent, that the standard test (listen for the whirring of the computer fan) doesn't work.

    So how do I know if my computer is asleep, rather than awake but with the screen off?

    I am having battery drain issues and need to figure it out.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Hit Spacebar.
  3. macrumors member

    When I do that, it pops up a screen asking for the password. Does this mean it was sleeping?
  4. macrumors 604

    Go into System Preferences --> Energy Saver
    Choose Battery or Power Adaptor depending on what you're using
    Set the Computer sleep and Display sleep to be the same. That way you will be sure that the computer is sleeping and not just the display.
  5. macrumors 6502a


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