MBP sleep indicator

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by happydudeca, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. happydudeca macrumors member

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    Is there any way to make the sleep indicator light stop flashing when the computer is in sleep mode. :(

    It's annoying.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Cover it in tape. Alternatively, hire someone to stand in front of it.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Leave the lid open, and manually put it to sleep. The ambient light sensors will dim the sleep LED. It's still active, but might be more to your liking.
     
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Nice, I previously thought that was an iMac thing (a good way for manual sleep is press opt.+cmd.+eject). Anyway, the only way to get it to just stay off is to cover it up. The light is there for a few reasons... all of them relating to the status of your computer... I favor the light sensor method, but tape it if you wish (I bet you could open the MBP and disconnect it, but that's really inadvisable).
     
  5. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

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    i bet there is a console command to turn it off, what we could do with is a list of console commands with their uses. *starts new thread*
    im not sure the ambient light sensor affects the sleep light brightness, as the ambient light sensors are in the speaker grill with the lid closed i dont see how they could detect ambient light.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you could put your mac into "deep sleep" then the light wont turn on
     
  7. happydudeca thread starter macrumors member

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    So basically no. That's it, I'm taking this piece of junk back!!! :p
     
  8. arnoz macrumors regular

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    I have a MBP rev. A and the sleep indicator is way too strong! My brother just bought the new MBP (Santa Rosa) and the sleep indicator seems less strong. Is there any way to adust that by modifying any file or is it related to the computer/motherboard itself?
    Tanks!
     
  9. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    If the laptop is in my bedroom I always put it down on it's side with the LED facing downward, leaning against the wall. No issues with flashing light anymore :)
     
  10. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Seems pretty rash!!! :eek:
     
  11. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, this is absurd!
     
  12. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    close your eyes :D


    and your mac told me to tell you that your snoring is annoying :rolleyes:
     
  13. jczubach macrumors 6502

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  14. happydudeca thread starter macrumors member

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    I still have the MBP, I was merely poking fun at those folks that return their computers because they have the slightest problems or because the 'might' have some problems.

    I solved it well enough by leaving the lid open and putting it to sleep by clicking on the apple and choosing 'sleep'.
     
  15. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    anyone who believed otherwise isnt so bright
    __________
    anyway
    i dont like leaving the lid open for long periods of time..

    A. i worry about the strength of the hinges
    B. Dust.
     

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