Disabling the white light

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by chainprayer, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    Can I disable the white light that comes on when my computer screen goes to sleep? It's soooo bright in a perfectly dark room!
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
  3. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Don't know why you'd want to do that. It's one of the coolest things about Mac laptops!

    However, if you aren't using the computer, then just shut it down. Problem solved.
  4. chainprayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    lol awesome!

    i fall asleep to some shows on abc.com and have the screen turn off after 60 seconds of inactivity. i would hate to have sticky tape residue all over my macbook!
  5. Project Alice macrumors regular

    Project Alice

    Jul 13, 2008
    Post Falls, ID
    open it up and put a piece of paper or something to block the apple light:eek:
  6. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    I put a small teddy bear in front of the MacBook light. ;)
  7. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    There is a way to do it...you need to figure out what "driver" sends the command for the light to do its thing when sleeping...probably someone who is a computer engineer might know.
  8. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Recent switchers ask me this all the time... and it's true, there should be a way to turn it off, but unfortunately there isn't one (as far as I know).
  9. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    I usually just put my wallet or something like that in front of the light

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