Prevent sleeping when lid closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ppc_michael, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have a Macbook Pro 2,1 running 10.6.8 that I'd like to prevent from sleeping when the lid is closed. I'd like this to work whether I'm logged in or not.

    InsomniaX works, but on a per-session basis, by which I mean each time I need to log in as a user and disable lid sleep from the InsomniaX menu. Once I log out or restart, the settings are lost and I have to do the same thing all over again.

    I went in to the InsomniaX package and found the Insomnia r7 kext it loads and copied it in to my /System/Library/Extensions/ folder with proper ownership and permissions. Cleared kext cache and rebooted, but this seems to have no effect.

    The reason why I want to do this is because I have moved on from the MBP, and I would now like to use it as a server with the lid closed. I'd like to just be able to put it somewhere and access it remotely when I need it. But if I need to physically access it to disable sleep every time it reboots or something, that is not very convenient.
  2. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    The only way I know how to do this is to have an external display connected to it and to adjust display settings to mirror displays. I have also done this:

    and it worked for me.
  3. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
  4. EwanMcTeagle macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2012
    Lodz, Poland
    I recommend an app called ZZ Sleep - been using it for over a year now and it works perfectly.

    I use it because I keep my Macbook in a BookArc, but when I'm doing some GPU extensive work in InDesign etc I take it out of the Arc and open the lid just a little bit, to help the computer cool without triggering its internal display.
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011

    Edit: Crap. I got sucked into a resurrected Lazarus thread.
  6. Lucky555 macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2012
    Hello, i have the ''should i sleep'' , i purchased it from the mac App Store for about 2$. its the best i've tried... really amazing...and of course it works with the lid closed in clamshell mode


  7. Lolito macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2013
  8. dastinger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2012
    Not when you close the lid. Caffeine is only to keep the screen on (or avoid going to the screensaver) while the lid is open, nothing more than that.
  9. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2011
    No Sleep as i posted before works perfectly for me and on my 2 MacBooks
  10. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2013
    So far so good, now I can use my elgato and shut the lid without stopping the recording. Thanks!

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