Resolved MacBook goes to sleep when moved

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  1. EldonChew, Nov 21, 2015
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    EldonChew macrumors regular

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    Solved: Due to magnetic iPad cover below the MacBook

    I'm asking for a friend who has this strange thing going on with her MacBook!

    I have asked her to visit a service center already but just curious has anyone encountered this issue too(and fixed it)?
    What's causing it?(loose cable or something?)

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  2. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Wow that's one sticky power button or something else loose inside, let us know the reason

    (Reframed from obvious feminine puns re nail varnish etc etc :) )
     
  3. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    Has someone she loved recently departed?

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    That's a weird one. No idea?

     
  4. lyngo macrumors 6502

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    What's it sitting on? I had the same issue when my magnetic cover was underneath my Macbook. It would just randomly go to sleep. It was a magnet issue in my device.
     
  5. EldonChew, Nov 21, 2015
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    EldonChew thread starter macrumors regular

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    This could be it since both the videos she sent me - it was sitting under the same green cover!
    Will ask her to try placing it somewhere else without anything below and see if it's solved

    Edit: Yep! It's because of what's under it(magnetic cover)! :)
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    That's not right, so I'd take it in to apple to have them look at it and repair it.
     
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  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You have a powerful magnet in the iPad cover.
    That's one of the disadvantages of the thin case on the MacBook. You do have to be careful of your environment :D
     
  9. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Thats right, the iPad cover is making it sleep. If I put my iPad on the left hand palm rest on my MBP, it will put the MBP to sleep sometimes.
     
  10. eddymerckx3 macrumors newbie

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  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Good catch, I didn't notice that. Perhaps the OP should post or update his post to show this occurring off the iPad case ;)
     
  12. EldonChew thread starter macrumors regular

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    I updated post #5 yesterday :S
    Will update the main one!
     
  13. lyngo macrumors 6502

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  14. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    Wonder why the magnet is making the rMB sleep....

    messing with the electronics inside, or is there a magnet in the screen so it knows when it's closed?
     
  15. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The sleep sensor is always in the case. There's a magnet on the edge of the screen. When the lid is closed, the magnet triggers the sleep sensor. It takes a fairly strong magnet to do that from the bottom. The retina MacBook is thin, so the iPad case cover magnet does the trick.
     
  16. developmenta1 macrumors newbie

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    I have an Incase Icon Sleeve (magnetic closure) that's been causing the same issue when placed under my 2015 macbook pro.

    Glad I found this post, thought the computer was on the fritz.
     

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