iMac Sleep Light

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  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to turn off the pulsing light that appears on the iMac when it's in sleep mode? AS the Mac's in my bedroom I find it can be quite annoying when I want to sleep. Is there a software fix to this, or would it involve wire cutting? Please help....desperate student!

    (Should've got the mini - smaller light :p)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Which revision iMac? Rev. B and later have a light sensor that dims the sleep light when it's dark. The Rev. A doesn't have one.
     
  3. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Well obviously its a rev. A or earlier... :rolleyes:

    I just slapped a sticker on mine. Works for me.
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Yeah just don't open it up and physically turn the light off you will void your warrantee = not good.
     
  5. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. adk macrumors 68000

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    same problem for me, except I have the sleep light from my powerbook bothering me. I just throw a t-shirt on it usually.
     
  7. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. noelister macrumors 6502

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    Like another member said put a sticker on it.
     
  9. Porphyro macrumors newbie

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    What's wrong with just shutting it down at night? Not being a smartass, just curious.
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    My shirts would fit <_<
     
  11. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    There is the Sleep Light patch for the Rev. A models (check software update). It does make the light dimmer, but not dim enough for a bedroom. I cut a piece of white cardboard to match the curved edge of the bezel and taped it over the light. Or, as been suggested, turn the machine off.
     
  12. dcv macrumors G3

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    Are you trying to sleep with your eyes open? :p :p

    Hehe, sorry, just can't quite believe that that tiny little pulsing light could keep anyone awake!

    The ambient light sensor was introduced on the Rev B model, so presumably yours must have one too. Don't know about the Rev C but on the Rev B there's a little blob on the underside of the case, just to the right of the centre. If you hold your finger over it whilst the lights are on, or if you turn the lights off in the room you should notice the sleep light suddenly gets a lot dimmer.

    Can't you just lean something up against it to cover the light... e.g. a book or DVD or something?
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    If you saw how much light is in my room at night...
    Let's see, three external HDs with blue LEDs, the blue LED on my speakers (which is covered with duct tape), clock, light from the opposite side of my neighbors house coming straight through the trees into my window, which during the summer is replaced by an A/C unit. It's pretty bright in my room :eek:
     
  14. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    You can just place a book in front of it. That should help.
     
  15. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    For best performance, this should be a MacBook. ;)

    Alternatively, BOINC it.
     

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