When I set my iPad down on the Macbook Pro, the screen goes dark???? (why lol)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bobby Corwen, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    So if I set my iPad down to rest it on top of my macbook pro metallic area on the trackpad/keyboard area the whole computer goes black.

    Then as soon as I take it off it works again.

    This is so weird and random.

    Can anyone explain this phenomenon??
     
  2. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    The MacBook Pro sleeps when the screen is closed. There are magnets/ sensors that tell it when the screen is closed. You are covering or interfering with those sensors.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Just saw this a few days ago. Do you have your iPad in a smart cover case - one with the magnetic flap?
    The magnet in the cover triggers the sleep sensor on your MacBook Pro.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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