Which keyboard will turn on a macbook pro?

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  1. macbookuser19 macrumors newbie

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    I have a small desk at home, and need to conserve space, so I have just bought a vertical stand for my macbook pro. Only problem is how do I turn it on now?? Is there a keyboard available which has a power button on it, so that I could turn my macbook pro on and off?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    I love my Apple Wireless keyboard, its the best keyboard i've ever had.
     
  3. macbookuser19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does it have a power button on it? Does it turn on the Macbook when you have switched it off?
     
  4. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    It has a power button to turn the keyboard on and off but not the actual system.
     
  5. macbookuser19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I was thinking. I have checked a number of sites, and this does not ook possible. Although I could put it to hibernate or sleep. I think with these I would be able to turn it on again with the external keyboard. I like the wireless version, but would need the keypad at the end, and that is only available on the wired version. I guess I need to figure out what I'd be using it for mostly. Thanks!
     
  6. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    the device has to powered on for the usb ports or bluetooth to be active. Older mac used to be able to do this.
     
  7. macbookuser19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was kind of hoping that wasn't the case. But after doing all this research and testing. It's true. Only on older macs. Thanks anyways!
     
  8. bengal85 macrumors regular

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    I dont think they have anything like what you are looking for I have a keyboard from an IMAC g3 that has a power button and it turned on the system but O dont think it will work for any other computer
     

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