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    okay. i don't know what the issue is here.
    I have it so the display shuts off after, like, 7 minutes.
    I keep the computer running cuz i still have my AIM on and whatnot. Anywho, when i used to do this, the little white light on the computer would turn on for an instant, then fade out. Now whenever the monitor is off, the light comes on and STAYS on. It's quite an abrasive light. What's going on here? I just got my power source replaced. Please don't tell me it's happening again.

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    when the display is set to go off after a certain time and the computer is not set to go to sleep after a certain time, then the light will stay on when the computer actually goes to sleep (HDD stops running) then the light will pulse
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    odd, cuz when my display used to turn off the light would actually turn off too...the computer was still on and everything....i think

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    The light comes on when the display is off, so you know the machine is still on. I'd guess it wasn't working right if it used to go off while the machine was still on.

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    the light is when its sleeping - standby

    but im afraid i cant help you too much else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightlie View Post
    The light comes on when the display is off, so you know the machine is still on. I'd guess it wasn't working right if it used to go off while the machine was still on.
    pitty.
    i got used to it.
    thanks though

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyleeRockstar View Post
    pitty.
    i got used to it.
    thanks though
    There's also a light sensor in there - if the room is dark the light will dim. I had hours of fun because I have 100 watt daylight bulbs, and I was making the light dim and brighten by positioning the shadow of my hand over it.

    What? What's wrong with that?
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    my white light would pulse when my computer went to sleep, up until yesterday..now it just stays bright white and doesn't pulse like it used to ..is there anything i could do to make it go back to how it was?

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    put it to sleep

    click the apple then sleep
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    i thought it went to sleep automatically..

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightlie View Post
    There's also a light sensor in there - if the room is dark the light will dim. I had hours of fun because I have 100 watt daylight bulbs, and I was making the light dim and brighten by positioning the shadow of my hand over it.

    What? What's wrong with that?
    lol - gd times !

    is my imac 17" light sensitive when sleeping ? (see specs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by christm View Post
    lol - gd times !

    is my imac 17" light sensitive when sleeping ? (see specs)
    It's the same as mine, so yes, but I'm not sure if it works when it's sleeping. Shine a torch at it. IT certainly does when the display is off.

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