Pulsing Latch Light

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thewolfe, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. thewolfe macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new MacBook Pro, updating from my Powerbook. The light on the latch of my PowerBook always drove me crazy, and I thought there was going to be some kind of fix on the new laptops.

    Does anybody have any options? I've looked all over for some firmware option, but I cant find anything.

    Thanks
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    what do you mean? turning off the sleep light?? if yes, i don't think its possible, the only way is ti wake up the laptop :D
    or open the machine and cut the wires of course, but i don't think you wanna do that?
     
  3. breakfastcrew macrumors 6502

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    dude....thats so easy just cover it up with tape or something I did that to mine cause at night it drove me crazy....I hate nightlights.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If it's sleeping, with the lid open, the sleep light will dim (using ambient light sensor). It'll still pulsate, but the maximum brightness will be much dimmer.

    Might not be a total solution for you, but could help.
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Only "solution" is to shut the laptop down rather than putting it to sleep.

    Actually I suppose a small catspaw and a ball peen hammer would also solve the problem. :D
     
  6. thewolfe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would do the "throwing a shirt on top of the laptop" thing, and i'm a little nervous to hit my new baby with a hammer, but I'd like to think that apple would give me some way to shut off the light.

    Besides doesnt it drain the battery?
     
  7. 4nex macrumors member

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    The battery drain from an LED is pretty much negligible. You could always do something like clear nail varnish over the lamp lens (best done from the inside). Personally I just stand the remote in front of it. It is annoying at night though.
     

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