Retina MacBook Pro - Odd Screen Behavior

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aardwolf, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. aardwolf macrumors 6502

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    I was having trouble with the screen shutting off on my brand new 2012 Retina MacBook Pro. After some troubleshooting and a quick call to Apple Technical Support, I figured out that simply placing it on top of my 17" MacBook Pro makes it think the lid is shut (which makes the keyboard and trackpad unusable.)

    I posted this video on YouTube of it in action.

    http://youtu.be/e-tS_yHwPOI
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Obviously, it's happening because you're setting the MBPR close enough to the magnets in the 17".
     
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Not really odd. The sensor from the bottom macbook is triggering the top MacBook's sleep mode.
     
  4. photosaurus macrumors regular

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  5. korbearus10 macrumors member

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    I agree. I wouldn't call it odd. It's not something you need to troubleshoot.
     
  6. photosaurus macrumors regular

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    Well, it was odd behavior from the OP's perspective, before he figured out what was going on.
     
  7. aardwolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't know it was the magnets at first... All I knew is that every time I tried to reboot, the screen went black again. Definitely something to troubleshoot.

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    My coworker's 2010 MacBook Air doesn't do this, and it's plenty thin.
     
  8. korbearus10 macrumors member

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    You didn't tell us that bit. All I read and saw was of your screen going black on top of the other MacBook Pro.
     

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