13" MBP Screen Goes Blank When Set on Top of Older White MB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by QuietFun, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. QuietFun macrumors regular

    QuietFun

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    Okay so I THOUGHT I had been having problems with my new 13" MBP because when I turned it on the SCREEN would come on and then go off. Just as I put it on top of my older MB the screen went off, when I took it off and set it somewhere else it came back on. I tried it a few times and it continued to do this.. This is very odd and wondered if anyone else has experienced this??
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I remember reading a similar thread here a while ago. Essentially your MBP is receiving harmful interference from the MB. As the saying goes, if it hurts, don't do it.
     
  3. cowfish macrumors member

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    the macbooks use magnetic sensors to sense when the screen is near the bottom (closed position) so it puts the machine/display to sleep. I bet what is happening is when your setting it atop the other macbook its picking up the magnetic field thinking its the screen being closed and turns off.
     
  4. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it thinks its lid is being closed and opened because of the magnet in the MB and MBP
     
  5. QuietFun thread starter macrumors regular

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    It really is interesting nontheless. Thank for the ideas it's a random one!
     

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