Does the new MacPro's port lighting turn on even when the computer is not running?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hassiman, May 9, 2014.

  1. hassiman macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Does the new MacPro's proximity activated port lighting turn on even when the computer is not running?:confused:
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
  3. compute macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2013
    Here's another question:

    When the computer is turned "off" as in not running and if you turn the computer around, should the port lighting work or not?

    Reason i'm asking is a friend of me has a nmp and when turning the computer the port lights light up even when the computer is not my case when the computer is not running and i turn the computer around the lights don't light up...they only light up when the computer is on :confused:
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    Is your friend's nMP shut off, or just sleeping?

    Is your's also in the same mode (off - or sleeping)?
    If completely off, is your power cord plugged in to a power strip, and is the power strip turned on, or off?
    Maybe your friend is getting power from the bus, such as a powered storage device attached?

    Or, if everything is the same, and your panel doesn't come when you move or turn your nMP - it may have some other situation which would be worth a call to AppleCare for a quick answer.
  5. Pavel Borisov macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2014
  6. elien macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2014
    his is shut off, just like mine. His is indeed in a power strip that has an on/off button, the power strip is always on while my macpro's power cable is directly plugged into the wall...maybe this has something to do with it?
  7. hassiman thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2006
    NMacpro port lights.

    My NMacPro was plugged in but the machines was shut off... so I believe the port lights turn on even when the machine is turned off if it is still plugged in.:D
  8. CH12671 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2013
    Southern US
    As long as it's plugged into electricity, the ports will illuminate if you spin the machine. Everything except the power button, which ONLY lights when the computer is turned ON.

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