iPhone 5 kills my Macbook pro!

declantakeshi

macrumors newbie
Oct 2, 2012
2
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I just placed my iPhone 5 on my Macbook Pro and it kills the it!
But if i press any key its wakes up again, really strange.
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! :)
 

cyclotron451

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2005
220
1
Europe
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.
 

MrGimper

macrumors 604
Sep 22, 2012
6,540
7,131
Andover, UK
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.
Retro, man :)
 

aztooh

macrumors 6502a
Jul 5, 2011
678
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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.
Considering it's composed of 5 magnets, that's a strong possibility
 

vc73287n

macrumors member
Jun 20, 2011
48
0
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.

CONFIRMED LMFAO

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

robaroo

macrumors regular
Jun 30, 2010
179
1
Seattle, WA
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.
 

JasonR

macrumors 6502a
Nov 11, 2008
958
1
Does NOT work on my Macbook Air. Should I get a replacement iPhone 5 from the Apple Store? :rolleyes:
 

Chedd

macrumors member
Aug 22, 2012
52
0
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.
 
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