MBP 2016/TB - Clamshell mode, magnet location

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  1. takufner macrumors newbie

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    I just upgraded my 2011 MBP to a MBP 2016/TB 15 inch.

    With my old computer, when using it on my desk, I plug it into my external display and used to put a small/weak magnet in the left side, just below the left speaker, and the screen just goes off and I used it in clamshell mode, but with the lid opened.

    I'd like to use like this with my new MBP as well, specially because I want to access the fingerprint scanner without having to open the macbook.

    Is there a way to do this in this new model? Where is the location to put the magnet? I just tried every possible position around where the lid touches the computer body.

    Kind regards,
     
  2. QzzB macrumors regular

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    Can you not just plug in a monitor and use it? why do you have to put a magnet on the machine? External displays work with the laptop open surely?
     
  3. PalidinoDH macrumors member

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    I think he's asking because I doesn't want to waste resources powering the internal display because he isn't using it.
     
  4. takufner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Man, can you just try to answer the question?

    There could be millions of reasons to use the way I use. And my unique reason will not change the final answer: someone knows where is the location of the lid magnet?

    Kind regards,
     
  5. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Ah, ok.

    No, I don't know how to trick it, but I'm quoting this sentence so other people have a better chance of seeing it.

    You've tried the new model already, then? Both on the body and on the display frame?
     
  6. takufner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, I've tried very slowly around the display and around the body. Even tried with two magnets at same time, if there was a chance to have two sensors that have to be touched at same time.

    I think that with this new paradigm of opening the lid and the computer turns on, the sensor to detect the opening and closing of the lid is something more robust than just a magnet.
     
  7. lobo1978 macrumors 6502

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    My suggestion is to look closely at ifixit hi-res photos of disassembled mac or ask this question at ifixit forum.
     
  8. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    I highly doubt the Touch Bar and therefore Touch-ID even work when it thinks the lid is closed, anyway.
     
  9. killawat macrumors 65816

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    Good answer. Hopefully Apple will give us a magic keyboard with Touch ID.
     

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