Power on/off rMBP in clamshell mode

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

  1. snyder17315 macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2012
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Feb 17, 2013
    How much is the energy consumption in sleep mode?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Roughly 1% of battery per hour of sleep.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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