iSight Lid Closed

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    rezwits

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    Is it possible, to restart the computer, and then reset the lid closed/open sensor, without opening the lid? I have a custom external isight that I use with my MacBook Air, and when I restart I have to open the lid, which is in a bag, wearable computer, then close the lid back the way it should be. InsomniaX tricks the lid closed sensor so the built-in isight camera works, and it lasts for as long as that session is running. But if I restart I have to disassemble everything just to open the lid and close it again. :( bummer. Just wondering if there was a way to type a command line and reset the lid closed sensor, as if I actually opened the lid for a second.

    Thanks anyone.

    Basically, InsominaX keeps lid sensor tricked after I open the lid and close the lid. The MacBook Air I am using is all packed up in a bag. If I restart I have open the bag take everything out and open the lid till Apple Logo lights up then close the lid and pack everything back up. Everytime I restart. Just want a way to trick the macbook into thinking I have opened and closed the lid for that moment.
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's a bad idea to operate a Mac notebook while it's in a bag. Doing so inhibits ventilation and can cause heat issues.
     
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    rezwits

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    That's what you told me...

    That's what someone said like 7 years ago :)

    I have CPU safety on with InsomiaX

    just a note...
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like your external isight is not compatible with your system.
    either adjust settings with the application to use a different webcam or find a compatible isight like camera...is there a purpose to using an external one vs the built in?
     
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    rezwits

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    Basically 2 Built-in iSights

    What I did, was mod an actual MacBook Built-in iSight, taken from a MacBook display, and turned it into a USB cabled Camera. The only problem is that when plugged in the Mac thinks it has 2 Built-in iSights.

    So, when I close the lid, the Built-in iSight #1, is turned off. In addition the Built-in iSight #2 is turned off :( Bummer, cause the mac doesn't know that it's actually sitting outside the case, connected to my Heads Up Display. The reason is because the iSight camera included in MacBooks has a really great low-latency response time, its' sick, and to add to that it's 720p. I can't find that in any USB camera, that are microchip size.

    BUt anyway, yeah with InsomniaX you can disable the lid closed sensor, which allows the Built-in iSights to work. The only problem is, when I restart the computer, unless the lid gets opened at least one time, to reset the sensor, the camera are dead, after a restart. :( bummers for me.

    I just want someway to say "Hey the lid is opened"...

    Laters...
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    take out the magnets in the top casing . or get a polarizer that will essentially make the magnets not send the signal to the system that its in sleep mode
     
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    rezwits

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    I reconfigured my pack

    I reconfigured my pack, now I can just open the lid in an emergency. I guess it's not that bad. I wont restart but maybe once or twice if that I suppose.

    THanks for the advice, surely.

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