Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    jhonrox's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    46
    Specs:
    15 " MacBook Pro 2.66GHz 4GB 320GB HDD; 15" PowerBook G4 1.25GHz 2GB 80GB HDD
    Question Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    As the title says, does anyone know how to stop the machine (Mid-2009 MBP) from entering sleep mode when the screen is shut? Any suggestions would be great!

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Mate InsomniaX will do the trick LINKY

    Just be careful and remember its activated when you need to rush out the house with it. You close the lid and slip it into your backpack and travel. It will get hot and all parts will still be able to move, and could cause damage to your machine ... Not what you want at all.....
    Just FYI
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  3. #3
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    jhonrox's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    46
    Specs:
    15 " MacBook Pro 2.66GHz 4GB 320GB HDD; 15" PowerBook G4 1.25GHz 2GB 80GB HDD
    Thanks for the quick reply, TattooedMac, exactly what I was looking for!

    And thanks for the warning as well. I don't plan to use this software a lot. Its just that I hook up the MBP to a 23" HD screen while doing any media stuff and I need to be able to shut the screen because I don't have space for both screens to be used at the same time. Just a quick question though, when I enable Insomnia and shut the screen, even though the machine doesn't go to sleep, the display should, right? Mine doesn't. Is that the way its supposed to be? And will there be any heat issues if I do things as mentioned above?

    Thanks again!

  4. #4
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    The screen won't go to sleep..... best you can do is dim it down to black.

    Actually, you can set up a hot corner to sleep display!
    Once again, caution, as you don't want to forget that your machine is still awake!!!

    CAUTION/WARNING/BEWARE
    I'm very much against this application, although I can see how it is useful to you, so just be vigilant if you are going to be using it.

  5. #5
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    The screen won't go to sleep..... best you can do is dim it down to black.

    Actually, you can set up a hot corner to sleep display!
    Once again, caution, as you don't want to forget that your machine is still awake!!!

    CAUTION/WARNING/BEWARE
    I'm very much against this application, although I can see how it is useful to you, so just be vigilant if you are going to be using it.
    Exactly
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  6. #6
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)

  7. #7
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    jhonrox's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    46
    Specs:
    15 " MacBook Pro 2.66GHz 4GB 320GB HDD; 15" PowerBook G4 1.25GHz 2GB 80GB HDD
    6string, setting up a hot corner didn't work for me, because activating it puts both the screens to sleep! But its okay, I'll just dim down the screen whenever I need to use my other screen.

    So yeah, that's now sorted!
    Thanks a bunch for your help guys, very much appreciated!

  8. #8
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    YW jhonrox ... Glad we could find a solution for you. Is why we are here

    Cheers
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  9. #9
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I had a sneaking suspicion after I posted it that it may be the case! Sorry

  10. #10
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Can I ask why you don't just use the external display in the normal way...... which would keep your MBP awake while the lid is closed?
    Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display

  11. #11
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    clayneal's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2009
    Location
    Lincoln Nebraska
    Posts
    2,146
    Specs:
    late 08 macbook 2.0 4gig 320hdd10.7.3 32 gig iPhone 4s
    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    Can I ask why you don't just use the external display in the normal way...... which would keep your MBP awake while the lid is closed?
    Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display

    6string beat me to it . So much better to do it the "RIGHT" way then take a chance with defeating the sleep mode with a third party app.


    just my thoughts

    Clay
    MY ADVICE COMES WITH A DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

  12. #12
    Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.
    RustProofCorn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2010
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    860
    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    Can I ask why you don't just use the external display in the normal way...... which would keep your MBP awake while the lid is closed?
    Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display
    thank you so much for this post i have a thread in the switcher forum about this. it is exactly what i wanted to know. thank you again.
    60% of the time it works every time.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. safari and mail stopping shut-down
    By fegtod in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-09-2012, 11:09 AM
  2. Mac Mail stopping mac shut down
    By robo in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-24-2011, 02:12 PM
  3. Problem with MBP screen coming out of sleep mode
    By markwco in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-08-2008, 04:21 PM
  4. Sometimes my MBP won't sleep/shut down properly.
    By fleurya in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-07-2007, 03:01 PM
  5. iBook goes to sleep when screen is shut
    By simple in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-14-2005, 06:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •