play itunes with lid closed on newest g4 ibook

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  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

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    play itunes with lid closed on newest g4 ibook
    is it possible cause when its in my backpack i wanna use headphones and listen to itunes but it allways goes to sleep and stops the music
    i dont care if it sleeps i actually prefer it cause i hear it will overheat if it is running closed
    but can i make itunes still play while sleeping
     
  2. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    If it sleeps.. it can't play iTunes. There is a hack to allow iBooks to run in clamshell mode... Don't remember what it is... However, this topic has been beat to death... perform a simple search of the forums and you'll find it.

    On a related note, the iBook clamshell hack should go in the "how not to be a noob" thread.
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Good idea!
    Linkety to the Newbie help thread. I'll add that...
     
  4. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Thanks... I get tired of seeing this topic come up.
     
  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    its a really bad idea to run in clamshell mode in a backpack .... all the threads you search will tell you why, but basically its like a bunch of disc accesses while bouncing, the iPod is equipped for this the iBook is not.
     
  6. Mertzen macrumors 6502

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    DO remember that iBooks aren't made to run in clamshell mode and heat can severely damage them .
     
  7. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    it won't run in clamshell without an external display connected to it. So unless you carry a display,keyboard and mouse, it's not possible.
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah...

    The iBook IS NOT a portable music player...the great thing about the sleep mode is that you can put it in a backpack, bounce around for a while and not be worried that anything is hurt because nothing is spinning.
    Even if you COULD figure out a way to get your idea to work...you are only asking for serious problems.
     

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