Any way to turn on NMP without using button on back?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by m3rob, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. m3rob macrumors newbie

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    I would love to be able to power on the computer without reaching around to the back of the cylinder to turn on the computer. Is there any way to have a remote power on? I miss the days of turning on my mac with the keyboard. :(

    Thanks!
     
  2. faneos macrumors member

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    Have you try sing to it?
     
  3. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Can it be set to power on when power is restored?

    If so, you could use a switched power strip to turn it on. (That would also let you power off all of the vampires in your setup.)
     
  4. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    I SO miss the power button on the keyboard. Those were good times.
     
  5. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    For sure. I'd trade the eject button for the power button any day.
     
  6. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    :confused: But it's not really a power button is it? (especially with USB or Bluetooth keyboards) since something needs to be "on" to monitor for the keyboard button press?

    LOL!
     
  7. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    The old PowerPC and earlier Apple computers had a power button on the keyboard. These were the pre USB keyboards, using the ADB connector. Now granted they were highly sensitive and couldn't be hot swapped but it was handy.

    It was an actual power button. You could turn on the system from a cold shutdown.
     
  8. Reno Richter macrumors member

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    Tom, you owe me a keyboard cleaning fee, after I sprayed coffee everywhere when I saw your post.

    Regarding the power button, just turn it around 180 degrees. Not like there are fans back there anymore to blow hot air all over you like the previous models, that is unless you turn it on it's side like a beg keg! :D
     
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  10. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. I've only turned them off on accident
     
  11. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    you can fondle with it...and the new mac pro will "power on" nice and steamy.

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    it feels like apple went backward.....
     
  12. iizmoo macrumors 6502

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    Why are you turning yours off?
     
  13. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    For some reason, on windows 8.1 I no longer have a sleep option so turn it off every night - maybe a quirk with the nMP install, as 8.1 on the rMBP has the sleep option
     
  14. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Best way to turn on anything is reaching around to the back button. Unfortunately some only get turned on this way. Not necessarily a bad thing depending on perspective and depending on the moment.
     
  15. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

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    One word:

    Telekinesis.

    'Clappers' are so last century…
     
  16. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? I turn mine off at night and if I go to away to work for the day.
     
  17. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

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    Because despite being on version 10.9.1 of Max OS X, Apple still haven't managed to develop a completely bug free sleep mode. Every few sleeps it's guaranteed to mess up something (bluetooth, display, network connections etc.).
     
  18. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    make love to your nMP...it will "turn your computer on."
     
  19. antonis, Feb 13, 2014
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    Well, it looks like Darth Vader after all. So, use the Force.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    i've found it odd that almost every time I've called into one of my three local Apple stores over the past few weeks to have a play with the demo nMP the thing does not respond and needs some sort of intervention to kick it into life. Very strange and a tad worrying.
     
  21. Frong macrumors member

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    Shutdown button on back??? Ha ha, it smells the crap to have let skip such idiot detail.
     
  22. snarfquest macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't let it sleep in Windows. Evil things could happen.
     
  23. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Put it on one of those smart strips with a control socket, and plug in something that you can turn on easier (printer, monitor) in the control so when you power on the printer, everything else comes on
     
  24. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    And turn off the screen saver - you don't want the computer to power off if you don't move the mouse for a few minutes....
     

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