Can I power up on an apple keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by alex.purple.mac, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. alex.purple.mac macrumors member

    May 29, 2010
    Pretty much what the title states, I have the new alpha numeric wired apple keyboard and i want to use my macbook in clamshell mode without having to open it up to power on, so is there a way to do it?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    So while the wired keyboard is connected to the sleeping MacBook, the Mac does not register any typing on the wired keyboard, so it won't wake up from that (like it should)?

    Have you tried the other USB port? Is it connected via a hub?
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    There is no power access save for the power switch on the built-in keyboard. Sorry.
  4. alex.purple.mac thread starter macrumors member

    May 29, 2010
    Nah it works from Sleep, I wanted to be able to boot up. Sorry, should have been more specific.
  5. fluffyx macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    It's not possible to do what you're asking.

    However, it's unnecessary to shut your Mac down. When you're done using it, you can put it to sleep. Then, wake it up by pressing any key on the keyboard.

    I promise no ill effects will result from leaving your Mac on 24/7.
  6. alex.purple.mac thread starter macrumors member

    May 29, 2010
    Thanks for the reassurance, I've always told my girlfriend off for leaving hers in sleep mode all the time, I thought that the constant electrical supply would eventually damage it.

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