iPhone 5 kills my Macbook pro!

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  1. viiddee, Oct 2, 2012
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    viiddee macrumors newbie

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    I just placed my iPhone 5 on my Macbook Pro and it kills it!
    But if i press any key its wakes up again, really strange.
     

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  2. zoonyx macrumors 6502

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    You on drugs mate?
     
  3. declantakeshi macrumors newbie

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    I used to have a macbook and whenever I put iPod earphones on a certain part of it, it went to sleep! Perhaps the iPhone 5 does similar! :)
     
  4. viiddee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, You?
     
  5. cyclotron451 macrumors regular

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    There's a magnetic sensor just below/near the "fn" key on the lower left-hand side of the MacBook Pro keyboard. It is there to sense when the lid is closed.

    Your iPhone5 must have a small magnetic field - probably from one of the transducers? I was able to get the same effect on my MacBook Pro8,2 with a Nokia E65! It takes some effort to wake the PC up again as it's convinced that the lid is closed, hence ignores keyboard input. I had to plug in an external VDU to wake up the display again.
     
  6. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Retro, man :)
     
  7. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Considering it's composed of 5 magnets, that's a strong possibility
     
  8. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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  10. vc73287n macrumors member

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    CONFIRMED LMFAO

    tried it out for ***** and giggles - I can confirm that what hes saying is true lol mad funny
     
  11. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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  12. robaroo macrumors regular

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    i wanted to reproduce this just for s**s and giggles but couldn't on my 2012 macbook pro 15 inch. not that it matters to me if i could reproduce it or not. but maybe some people are interested in knowing that this doesn't happen on the new mbp's (non retina). not sure what models mbp other people reproduced this on.
     
  13. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    Does NOT work on my Macbook Air. Should I get a replacement iPhone 5 from the Apple Store? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Chedd macrumors member

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    Hahaha, noticed this last friday, I didn't want to be the first to sound the alarm. My old blackberry used to do this. There's probably a magnet somewhere in the phone that is tricking the laptops sensor into thinking the lid is closed.
     
  15. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Immediately. Your magnets are defective. Your speaker probably sounds like crap.
     

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