Power on/off rMBP in clamshell mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snyder17315, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. snyder17315 macrumors newbie

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    I have my rMBP connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display at home. I'm using the rMBP in clamshell mode as a desktop replacement. The Magic Mouse and (wired) Apple keyboard are plugged into the thunderbolt display directly.

    When I power off the rMBP I just use the menu bar command, but how do I turn the laptop back on without opening up the lid and using the power button?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can't power on the system at will without pressing the power button.
    You could schedule an automatic start up at a particular time every day by going to System Preferences > Energy Saver > Schedule

    Why shut it down at all? Why not just use sleep mode? That way you can wake it with the mouse or keyboard.
     
  3. CeratixD macrumors member

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    How much is the energy consumption in sleep mode?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Roughly 1% of battery per hour of sleep.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    From here... .86 watts when in sleep mode (this is for the 15").

    I use the TB Display with my Air, and just leave it on all the time and let it sleep. Nevr had a problem.

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