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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: S on Sep 09, '08 10:42:12AM
Not a nice concept, Apple.
Ever thought that you're not meant to use a MacBook with its lid closed?

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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: ratzfatz on Sep 09, '08 11:23:16AM
Refer to this from Apple. Thea have designed a mode, called "closed-lid mode".

Link:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1308

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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: drudus on Sep 09, '08 11:25:07AM

From the images it looks like the MacBook could be opened a few inches while on the 'stand'. This would make it possible to wake from sleep with the keyboard - a bit like powering on an iMac with your hand round the back.
It may be enough to keep the PCI cover away from the screen & help with cooling too. A bigger desk may be cheaper than a new display if you accidentally pull instead of push the PCI cover.

I think Apple have a reason for disabling the use of a laptop without the screen open, have you had to alter the firmware, or do they now operate when using external monitors & the lid closed?



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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: ratzfatz on Sep 09, '08 11:29:00AM

You probably haven't visited the link, I posted earlier. The MacBook has been designed for that purpose.



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