Macbook lid help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by farqueue, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    Hello, how do i change the option so taht my macbook doesnt fall into sleep/hibernate mode when i close the lid?
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    You don't.

    You need to plug in an external mouse, keyboard, display, etc.
    AFAIK, just plugging in a mouse will wake up the computer after it's closed.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  4. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    eek $10? I know that isn't much, but for one little hack... seems ridiculous to charge more than a couple dollars. There must be another option...
     
  5. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    although I must say sleepless does work quite well...
     
  7. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    All it has to do is cancel the sleep process. Its probably only a dozen lines of code. I'm not impressed.

    Keep in mind, the MacBook vents from just below the screen. It wasn't really meant to be used while being closed.

    Right from the Sleepless site:
     
  8. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    i think you can wake it up when its closed by pressing a button on the remote.
     
  9. altogether macrumors newbie

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    Haha, I was about to call you out on this, but I realized that unlike the built in lid closed mode w/video out this would probably keep the screen on while closed which probably would make problems! I guess you could set the screen to turn off after one minute or something though.
     
  10. altogether macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't work, AFAIK you've got to have it hooked up to the mini DVI out thing and hooked up to a/c power. Then remote wakes it up! No keyboard / mouse needed! Yay for frontrow.
     
  11. Maleficum macrumors member

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    I remember my brother using Sleepless; his computer crashed immediately. :p
     
  12. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I'm not exactly sure what it does, but it doesn't sit well with me at all.
     
  13. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    When I close my lid my macbook falls asleep. However, if I click on the attached external mouse then it'll wakeup in clamshell mode. Hopethat helps.
     

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