Play iTunes while sleeping

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  1. blvdeast macrumors regular

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    I used to use my HP desktop as my stereo, and connected the tower to my reciever. It worked great and I do the same for my ibook. But I would like to keep the ibook closed and itunes still running. Is that possible?
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    no. sorry..
    but i would like to do that too..
     
  3. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    Only if you want to over heat your laptop. If you read your manual it will say to never leave it running with the screen less then 90 degrees. This is because it vents through the keyboard.
     
  4. virividox macrumors 601

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    you could just set ur screen to sleep if ur worried the screen will keep u up
     
  5. TBR macrumors 6502

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    Leave it open and have a nice Visualiser on the screen! Choose the right one and it'll send you to sleep :)

    I would imagine that the Volcano kit visualiser for iTunes would look great if it's connected up to a music system.
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    then why does allow lid closed operation on powerbooks and ibooks.

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  7. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    You of all people should know what it says in the manual.

    Also if you can tell me an Apple suggested method of using my Al15" with the lid closed I'd be grateful. The only way I can find is by fooling it at startup.
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    well i know its probably not advised, but it is a valid feature that i have used for many years and never had problems. before i had a desktop, i used my laptop as a desktop all the time and it ran like a champ non stop. probably the easist way to do lid closed is to put the computer to sleep by shutting the lid. plug in your monitor and a usb mouse or keyboard and wake it back with by pressing something.

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  9. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    That doesn't work on the Al.
     
  10. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    well i was about to say ok but i went and tried it real quick on my own. worked just as i said on the 17" powerbook, im going on the assumption the 15s and 12s are the same.

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  11. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    Hmm yeah it doesn't work on mine but I guess that doesn't mean that mine is working correctly.
     
  12. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Play iTunes while sleeping

    just tested on the 15 as well. i was using a 17" studio display with the adc to dvi adapter using the old purple keyboard.

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