Cant macbook run when its closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Askish, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Askish macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    I have a macbook, and when i close the screen, och u know, just close it, everything stops, my download, it goes in to some kind of rest mode or whatever. Is it like this for everybody? theres nothing u can do about it.

    Do i have to have it open, so everything can run like normal?

    thanks
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    Closing the lid puts the MB into sleep mode. If you don't want it to go to sleep you can plug in an external monitor and keyboard.
     
  3. logana macrumors 65816

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  4. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    It'll run if you've got an external monitor and keyboard attached. Otherwise, it'll just go to sleep.
     
  5. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603

    bigjnyc

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    will it still continue to download things if just the monitor goes to sleep?

    and is there any way to turn off the monitor but keep the computer running?
     
  7. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    insominax has an option to keep the computer running (Enable Insomnia) and another option to turn off the monitor (Sleep Monitor)

    Great tool
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Try using the "remote" as well. (That's if you had one in the box when you bought it).:eek:
     

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