Close MB lid without it going to Sleep

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  1. Fast/Furious macrumors regular

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    Is this possible? I close my laptop for short periods of time (going to the bathroom, making food, etc.) and it's kinda odd how Apple doesn't let you do this seemingly basic thing. Any suggestions/tips/third-party softwares? I'm running Snow Leopard btw. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Looks like you need Insomnia X. It seems to be exactly what you're looking for.
    Link: http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo
     
  3. Fast/Furious thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. Seems to me Apple would have reasons for not letting this happen.. I heard that the slats between the keys are used as air intakes/vents and could damage my display if it gets hot? Sorry I have so many questions.. just want the best for my baby :p
     
  4. celticpride678

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    I wouldn't recommend using the app. It's best for the computer to sleep because it won't damage the hard drive if you move it or something.

    However, if you really need it, I guess you have no other choice.
     
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    I've been using it for years and so far no problems *knock on wood*
     
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    If you type Control + Shift + Disk Eject (top right on MacBook) it will turn of the display but NOT put the machine to sleep. Any key stroke or pad action will turn it back on.
     
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    Thanks! :D this is perfect. Now I don't have to download InsomniaX. +1 mate, kudos.
     
  9. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

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    The sudden motion sensor will park the heads instantaneously and a hard drive with parked heads can theoretically withstand 300 g-forces. I'd really like to figure out how to subject a hard drive to 300 g-forces..

    "Just avoid moving it that way."
     
  10. Covart Guest

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    It requires a sledgehammer, a 4 foot high 2 foot thick titanium wall and a squirrel.
     
  11. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

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    I'm no lumberjack but I don't think I can cause more than 3 or 4 g-forces with a sledgehammer. Although, I'm sure that'll destroy the hard drive. The point is if you don't sledgehammer your MacBook you'll be fine. :)
     
  12. Covart Guest

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    The sledgehammer was for the squirrel. :D
     
  13. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

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    Oh, what I thought was you duct tape the hard drive to the squirrel, place it in front of the titanium wall and then go golfing. Silly me. Obviously you meant to drop the titanium wall from space onto the hard drive while disposing of the squirrel.

    And yeah, the iPhone antenna wasn't that well thought out. I'm sure it worked great inside the 3GS case. :p
     

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