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Stopping MBP from going to sleep when screen is shut.


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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!

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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.....
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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?

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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!!!

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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.
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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
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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!
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YW jhonrox ... Glad we could find a solution for you. Is why we are here

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I had a sneaking suspicion after I posted it that it may be the case! Sorry
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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
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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.


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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.

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