Power On and Off Using a Vertical Stand

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Superman07, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

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    I think every laptop I've ever seen has the power puttong on the same surface as the keyboard. I also notice that the pictures of the upcoming Macbooks (Pro or not) continue to have the button in the same place.

    If somebody decides to use the laptop as more of a dedicated desktop solution and a stand that allows vertical positioning how does one ago about powering the computer on and off? Do you have to take it out and open the lid continually?

    http://www.macworld.com/article/60162/2007/09/grandstands.html

    I'm assuming schedule power on/off is not being used.

    Also, I can't say I've had good experience with waking from sleep through peripherals.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Either sleep it always, or open/close to turn it on. I mean it is a laptop, so it's not designed to be convenient to use it as a desktop. ;)
     
  3. Superman07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know. I'm thinking the iMac is too large, and the Mini probably won't be updated. Mini Pro? Yeah, didn't think so. :(
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Yeah its a serious PITA. Atleast my Thinkpad's external dock has a power button on it ~.~
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I actually see no reason to ever shutdown the computer. Unless you're doing a repair/upgrade.
     
  6. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    hmm...

    brick?
     
  7. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    My old Toshiba Tecra 8100 has the power button on the left side. Pure genius ;) :p
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    My macbook pro, which I do use exclusively in "clamshell mode" has had a few instances where it has died on wake up (frozen, no video out on internal or external. Will not sleep when power is disconnected) in which i'll have to pop open the lid and do a manual shutdown.

    I think my current uptime for this round is about 3 days. I generally run for a week in this fashion before I do a mandatory restart just to kill off my various spaces of usage.



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  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yes, I perform restarts, but I don't actually shutdown.

    And that Thinkpad looks pristine. I have a dock too, but my bottom looks like a mess. I also lost my key :rolleyes:
     
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The smaller and lightweight Sony Vaios have their power buttons on the LCD panel's hinge. Maybe try one of those?
     
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Am I confused because this shouldn't be an issue? There are keyboard shortcuts for sleep and shutdown. And the few occasions you shutdown due to Software Updates or intensive installs you'll just open it turn it on close it reinsert vertically.
     

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