Clamshell mode wont work with wireless keyboard...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by likemyorbs, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    ok my macrumors amigos/amigas, im in a bit of a pickle. i just bought this kick ass new display, 20 inches 1680x1050 for only $120.00! its a really good deal you guys should check it out... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...mc=Email-_-WebletMain-_-WEBLET03ORDER-_-Deals

    anyhooser, i followed the instructions for clamshell mode and i still cant get it to work. i have a wireless logitech mouse and keyboard, and i cant make them wakeup the computer when it's closed. i think i tricked it into working once or twice but i cant get it to work consistently. any help would be MOST GOOD
     
  2. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. Absinthminded macrumors newbie

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    I'm guessing you made sure the power was plugged into the macbook?

    I made the mistake of not plugging the magsafe in and trying to run the macbook in clamshell mode when I first got my LCD tv. It would turn on for a second and then promptly turn back off. Needless to say, it confounded me for a bit.
     
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    You can install InsomniaX and that should do the job.

    Or just make sure you have this option checked.
     

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  5. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes, the power is plugged in
     
  6. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah i do, but its not a bluetooth keyboard anyway
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Well then try insomniaX. Works for me hassle free.
     
  8. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i tried to download it but i think their download site is down, besides i'd rather not use third party software anyway
     
  9. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i finally got it!!! for some reason it takes the computer about 30 seconds to recognize the wireless keyboard and mouse and wake up
     
  10. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    now i have another problem, the monitor restarts itself every few minutes, anyone know why?
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    If by restarting you mean like it's logging out and then back in, what are you sleep options set up as?
     
  12. o2xygen macrumors regular

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    check that the power is right, its all plugged in properly,
     
  13. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the help guys! i actually just did the mini dp adapter firmware update and it fixed my problem! the reason i didnt see that update pop up before is because it only comes up when you have the adapter plugged in
     

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