iPhone sending MacBook Pro into sleep/crash

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Simbazz, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Simbazz macrumors regular

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    Lancashire, England
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    I've always had a a problem with my MacBook pro that when I rest my iPhone on the space to the left of the trackpad it sends it into some kind of wierd sleep/crash state, but after lifting the phone up and making a movement on the trackpad the MacBook Pro rights itself either in the same state or in a crashed state.

    It's a mid-2010 MacBook pro, and an iPhone 4.

    Anyone has a similar problem?
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Asheville, NC
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    Easy: don't rest the iPhone on your MacBook Pro.

    This doesn't mean that anything is broken. The iPhone is sending out EM signals, and when an EM signal reaches a conductor, it creates voltage. Your logic board is the conductor, and at that short range, the signal is at its strongest. It's a strong enough signal that with the iPhone sitting right next to a speaker cable, the pulses can be heard through the speakers. That is, the voltage differential created is more than that needed to transfer an unamplified audio signal.
     

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