make laptop go **TO** sleep when closing the lid

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by motulist, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

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    When I close the lid on my MBP it doesn't put the computer to sleep and when I open it up again many hours later the batter is dead.

    How do I set it so that closing the cover puts the macbook pro to sleep? (regardless of which apps are open.)
     
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Well it should do this automatically. Do you have it connected to an external monitor?
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    when you close the lid does the light in front start pulsing?
     
  4. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

    motulist

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    If certain apps are open, like vlc open with a video on pause, then closing the lid doesn't put it to sleep.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    it might be best to reset the PRAM on your Mac and see if that fixes it. maybe the sleep rules have become corrupt.

    also - like SHADO asked, do you use an external monitor? what about keyboard/mouse?
     

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