macbook sleeps when lip closes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by beloved84, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. beloved84 macrumors regular

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    i tried searching for a solution to this but i lucked out. how do i stop my macbook from turning off when i close the lid of my laptop?
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    The only way is if it is in clamshell (or lid closed) mode, which can only be activated by having a monitor connected, and having USB, Firewire, or BT connections wake it up.

    Why do you want it awake when it's closed?

    There may be a hack to do it though. I haven't heard of any.
     
  3. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    Hmm windows lets you change this setting, why not OS X?
     
  4. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Dont even think about that. My MB was shutting down and I simply closed the lid assuming it was off. But for some reason it stayed on even though the lid was closed. I came back to my room after bout 10-12 minutes and picked up the MB to place it in the closet. To my surprise, the MB was so hot that I almost threw it on the bed out of surprise. I then opened the lid only to find out it wasnt off. I couldnt touch it at all. The screen, keyboard, lower body of MB were extremely hot. I m sure if I had left it on with lid closed for more than an hour; my MacBook would have been toasted.

    So IMHO dont leave the MB on with lid closed. No way.
     
  5. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    a reason to have it still on would be to still be online to d/l something or to stay connected to iChat. i think windows can go into some sort of sleep mode and still be online..

    also, when shutting down, you have to wait til the screen goes black for it to be turned off, if you close the lid too early it will just go into sleep mode
     
  6. beloved84 thread starter macrumors regular

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    interesting.. so mac doesn't allow it because it'll toast my whole laptop. argh...
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    You use your laptiop on your lap with the lid closed? :confused:
     
  8. eva01 macrumors 601

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    apparently you're not force sensitive Gary
     
  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    My wife's MB is in clamshell mode all the time. It's hooked up to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse.

    It shouldn't get too hot to touch with the lid closed.
     
  10. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Just turn the monitor brightness down to zero from the dim monitor button at the top left of the keyboard. Then you can close the lid till just before clicking closed and the effect is almost exactly the same.
     
  11. mpw Guest

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    That would really annoy me, not only would I look stupid in the coffee shop surfing with my mouth open but there's a risk of drooling onto the keyboard.
     
  12. beloved84 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i just like being able to close my laptop and moblize myself a short distant. its just annoying that i have to walk from one room to another with the laptop wide open.
     
  13. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    You can change it in Terminal. The command is pmset. You can do a man search to find out the options.
     
  14. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    why not just close the lid, walk to the other room, open the macbook and hit the space bar to wake it?
     
  15. DevilDog macrumors regular

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    Well what if you're in the middle of burning a DVD or compressing a movie? You can't just pull it out of sleep and have the disc resume burning... I'm interested to find a way to keep it going while shut. My classes at school are like 50 minutes long and usually the stuff I do takes longer than that. It would be might convenient.
     
  16. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Yea I found this odd too that it didn't have an option.

    Could you explain a little more about this, for us not so super computer language literate.
     
  17. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    I dont know bout your MB but mine(and all other I`ve read on MR) gets pretty hot even with the lid open. So IMO it`d not be a wise thing to use the MB with the lid closed for a long time. Yes I did exaggerate things a lil bit by saying it was too hot to touch but it really was HOT. i was afraid that it might damage the screen if left like this for some time.
     
  18. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    I dont think it`s a wise decision to move your laptop while a dvd/cd is burning or playing. Wont SMS in MB stop the playback/burning process when it senses a movement:confused: Any thought anyone?
     
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  21. MacBoyX macrumors 6502

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    I dont think so. Apple advertises that the MacBook and MacBook Pro can be used with an external monitor/kb/mouse now.

    Unlike iBook G4's the MacBook's fans vent MOST heat out the back of the unit and not out the keyboard as before.

    You will be fine doing this...

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300562
     

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