new rMB strange turn off??

rip-the-jacker

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Jun 10, 2011
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hey guys,

got my new rMB yesterday and loving it, the issue that has just appeared 20mins ago is..

when i cover the keyboard with my hand, the screen turns off and i need to punch a key or the trackpad to awake again? WTF?

is there a setting I'm missing or something...?




RTJ
 

rixard

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Nov 9, 2012
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I don't know if the Apple Watch is magnetic - but try and remove the watch and move your hands close to the keyboard again.

Does it still go to sleep?
 

rip-the-jacker

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Jun 10, 2011
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ahh, im so thick`!! of course, the magnet in the milanese loop. duH.

will that f my computer up, why does it do that??



RTJ
 

0983275

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Mar 15, 2013
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Ah, it won't damage your computer, it's similar to the magnet in the lid, when you close it, it puts the machine to sleep, so when the band's close to the area where the other magnet/sensor is, the machine thinks you're closing the lid.
 

rip-the-jacker

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Jun 10, 2011
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Ah, it won't damage your computer, it's similar to the magnet in the lid, when you close it, it puts the machine to sleep, so when the band's close to the area where the other magnet/sensor is, the machine thinks you're closing the lid.
that would explain why today i gave my grandad a look at the rMB and as i was lifting the lid and hovered my hands in the region of the lid, it wouldnt come out of sleep at all till i moved my hand away, which end strange cause it usually boots on rapid style!!



RTJ
 

joscejrod

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Please, could you take a little video with the facetime camera of 2nd gen macbook and/or review it? It's the weakest point for many people, so your point of view could help a lot! Thank you!!
 

KPOM

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that would explain why today i gave my grandad a look at the rMB and as i was lifting the lid and hovered my hands in the region of the lid, it wouldnt come out of sleep at all till i moved my hand away, which end strange cause it usually boots on rapid style!!



RTJ
On a side note, the Apple Stores already have the new models in stock? Which configuration did you get?
 

rip-the-jacker

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On a side note, the Apple Stores already have the new models in stock? Which configuration did you get?
hey,

no man, i needed to purchase through a retailer not apple so i could use a store card. and the won't stock for a while so i thought, `'F IT" this first gen is more than i need power wise and so far enjoying the experience.



RTJ
 
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