2011 Airs and Remote Wakeup??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by divinemercy, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. divinemercy macrumors regular

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    Hello. I just switched out an 2008 Pro for a 2011 Air, and the only problem I'm having is that I cannot use the remote with the Air... I use my computer hooked up to my tv, and used the remote only to wake up my computer with the lid shut (Clamshell mode i think its called).

    So what is another way to wake up the air with the lid closed? hopefully without having to buy something else :)

    Thanks for your replies,

    Ryan
     
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Since the MacBook Air doesn't have IR, you have to use something USB to wake it when it is in clamshell mode, like a mouse or keyboard.
     
  3. divinemercy thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about something bluetooth? I have a wireless keyboard....
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    That should work. Wakes mine in clamshell mode. You have to enable it, SystemSettings->Bluetooth->Advanced and check "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer"
     
  5. divinemercy thread starter macrumors regular

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