Powerbook - Close during formatt

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  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a

    Xephian

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    I think this is a pretty dumb question, but if I close the Powerbook during a formatt, will it continue to formatt the hard drive if I do this? Or will it just go to sleep and do nothing? It is taking quite a while to formatt 92GB using 7-passes and I don't want to leave it open with the LCD on overnight.
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    I think it will go to sleep. I wouldn't try it. Just turn the brightness all the way down and your LCD will be fine.
     
  3. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't even turn down the brightness on it during a formatt. When I push the brightness down key it does nothing.
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Hmm. Do you have an external monitor and a USB keyboard/mouse? Shut the lid and plug that stuff in and computer will work but the LCD will stay off.
     

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