Trying to resolve my overheat (and mostly fan noise) issues when a secondary monitor is connected and particularly ableton live is running (goes straight to 85-90°C, fan full speed, really annoying noise when I need complete silence...) I found that the problem occurs when the two monitors are working, not when only the internal or only the external are working. This is an overall ****** solution since I loose my second monitor wich was really useful, but one way or another there's a compromise to make. or sell it I'm not sure. Anyway I there a way to shut down the first monitor without having to close the lid and reopen it, and without going to sleep mode? And also, on my old white macbook, the firewire power was on even when the computer was off, or in sleep mode, so my MOTU would stay on when shutting the system or sleeping it, and not elegantly not output a big peak to the speakers. Now this stupid new macbook pro shuts everything that's connected to it when I shut it down or put it to sleep. So of course it causes trouble to every sound software connected to it, rendering the above solution to use one monitor more infuriating. Is there anyway to STILL power firewire/usb/ whatever when going to sleep mode or even shut down, that is of course if the mac is powered. It's the i5 macbook pro. This combination of things is really pissing me off specially a brand new machine this expensive.