Mystery? New MB Pro puts itself in sleep mode when lying on top of another MB!(?)

corbet1987

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 4, 2013
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I don't know... Maybe this is old news, but...

My new MacBook Pro Retina puts itself in sleep mode (not closed) the second you place it on top of another MacBook (closed and already in sleep mode lying on the table). My mb appears to be dead. Nothing works.
As soon as I move my mb, or the mb under it, it wakes up again. :confused::confused:

A mystery to me, but probably a simple explanation.

Ideas!?
 

Menge

macrumors 6502a
Dec 22, 2008
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Amsterdam
If I'm not mistaken, the way the MacBooks detect if its lid is closed is through a small magnet in it. Maybe one the magnet in the other MacBook is causing the top one to sleep?
 

goMac

macrumors 604
Apr 15, 2004
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If I'm not mistaken, the way the MacBooks detect if its lid is closed is through a small magnet in it. Maybe one the magnet in the other MacBook is causing the top one to sleep?
Yep.