flashing light

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robert12349, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. robert12349 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    #1
    is there any way to turn off the flashing light on my mbp that comes on when it sleeps?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #2
    Nope. Cut the line to the LED inside the case, or put tape over it.
     
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    #3
    No.

    You can throw a t-shirt on it or open your laptop and cut the wires (that's a bit extreme) :D or never put your machine to sleep :rolleyes:

    edit : yellow, you were faster than me.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #4
    That's its heartbeat.

    Least you know your Mac died if it stopped pulsing. It does kinda light up the room at night though so I can see how it can be annoying. I just position my Apple Remote against it and don't have a problem.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
  6. Zel macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    #6
    One little square of duct tape will change that blinding white light to a simple indicator tone.

    There may be a peice of software that can change the light behavior, but theres a strong possibility it is impossible to change in software and 'clipping the wires' is the only option.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #7
    AFAIK, there isn't.. and this issue asked about a lot. It's purely a hardware function.
     
  8. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    #8
    i also hate when my macbook snores ;)

    but i live with it. really, if you're gonna have your eyes closed and soon be unconscious, why does it matter? :p
     
  9. paleck macrumors 6502a

    paleck

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Location:
    with the Tequila!
    #9
    At least yours only snores....I could've sworn I heard mine talking in it's sleep. :p
     
  10. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Location:
    ~119W 34N
    #10
    Leave the lid open when you put it to sleep. The ambient light sensors will dim the sleep LED.

    edit: power button, then "s". There's also a single key combination shortcut, but I forget what it is.
     
  11. klymr macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Location:
    Utah
    #11
    Exactly. It bugged me the first few times I put it to sleep while I was trying to go to sleep, but once I got tired enough all those worries left me. I no longer care about that bright light (although I seem to keep having dreams about traffic driving towards me...haha...jk).
     
  12. xxlordgold macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Location:
    Richmond. VA
    #12
    I do the exact same thing as Kilamite. I find that standing the Apple Remote against the light does a good job.
     
  13. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

    KD7IWP

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Location:
    American living in Canada
    #13
    Does anyone like the placement of the light on the tibook's better? I think I preferred it being on the top/back since that end usually faces the wall.
     

Share This Page