MBP breathes with it's sleeping!

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  1. dannyss macrumors member

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    A few night ago, my wife tells me the MBP breathes during the night while it's sleeping!
    It's sleep mode light goes bright then dim, as if it's breathing:)
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehehe. That's too cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    My MacBook Pro breathes when it sleeps as well. :p :D :)
     
  4. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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  5. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Apple calls it pulsating. It indicates the computer is sleeping and the hard drive isn't spinning.

    How unromantic. I say my PB is breathing too.

    Anthropomorphism rules!
     
  6. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's an indirect way to say she wants (more?) children? ;)
     
  7. KipCoon macrumors regular

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    Yea, one of those little oddities that just makes owning the thing ... Different.

    Although when it's in your ebedroom its a bit bright at night when sleeping XD
     
  8. butaro macrumors regular

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  9. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    You mean 'portable' surely... :rolleyes:
     
  10. a9mike macrumors newbie

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    Sleepy Sawtooth

    My 1999 Sawtooth G4 tower's power light shows me when it's sleeping/breathing as well, as did my 1998 Lombard Powerbook. I don't know when these machines starting breathing, but it was definitely pre 1999.

    I do remember the 1st time I noticed the pulsating light, it was the 1st time it occurred to me just how much thought really goes into these machines. Now if they'd just ship my 17" MBP C2D... then I can put this Ol' Faithful on backup server duty.
     
  11. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Both my iMac and my PowerBook have this pulsating white light.

    The one on the TiBook is so insanely bright that it sometimes feels insects are setting off tiny silent flares in my bedroom at night. I have to put a tshirt over it.

    The one on the iMac is not so bright as it does not pulsate when the screen is sleeping and I never put the computer to sleep. With my old G5 iMac, I had to prop a book up over it or I would be kept awake.

    Good times. Good times.
     
  12. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    I bought an iMac as an early Christmas present for my family and the first thing my little brother asked was if it would breathe while sleeping like my iBook. :)
     
  13. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    When I use my MBP in the clamshell mode, that sleep light keeps on (not blinking like in the actual sleep mode, though). My PBs' sleep lights were off when I use them in the clamshell mode.
    Do you know the reason why Apple made a change on MBP on that light?
     
  14. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I guess its to indicate that the laptop is running in clamshell mode and not sleeping or switched off.
     

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