Macbook pro hidden sleep switch

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Patrick J, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #1
    Hi there,
    After putting my phone down hard on my Macbook's left corner, to the left of the trackpad, it switches to sleep mode - this has happened to 2 macbooks that I have had, both mid2009 13" models.
    Any hard vibration on that spot turns off the screen and keyboard lights
    Does this happen to anyone?
     
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

    tofagerl

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    #2
    Nope. That is where the harddrive is, though.
     
  3. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #3
    Its funny that this is the SECOND laptop that does this
     
  4. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

    UngratefulNinja

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    Maybe you're triggering the motion sensor. I know there is a motion sensor to prevent damage in the case of sudden movements.
     
  5. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #5
    I can do that (and it happens) when I am watching a film and I pick up the laptop to go to bed: I hear a click, and the film stops momentarily.

    It doesn't switch off the screen or the keyboard lights though..
     

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