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bigyeah 06-22-2004 01:51 PM

Close ibook without going to sleep?
It it possible to close the display of an ibook without having it going to sleep, turning off the internet(AIM). Is there a pref. setting that im not looking hard enough for or is there a program or something?

witeshark 06-22-2004 01:58 PM

It may be possible, but I suggest not doing that unless you want a iBook/fireplace combo :p

bigyeah 06-22-2004 01:59 PM

What do you mean?

Graeme43 06-22-2004 01:59 PM

It is possible.. but it will melt your screen :) so I won't tell you :D and it probably voids warentee

Apple don't allow it because it will end up damaging something like the screen or it will overheat :(

witeshark 06-22-2004 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by bigyeah
What do you mean?

The keyboard is very important to cooling iBooks

Absolute Zero 06-22-2004 02:56 PM

I'll tell you...
There is an app called "KisMac" and it is used for wardriving. Download that, and in the preferences there is an option called "Keep computer awake when running KisMac." Read the warnings though...


Aptmunich 06-23-2004 10:10 AM

If left on with the lid closed you might return to your ibook to find
1) a warped lid
2) a squishy case
3) a runny heap of goo...

apple make the ibook turn off with the lid closed for a reason...

Graeme43 06-23-2004 11:03 AM

If its a G4 ibook can i get it for spares after you use it with lid closed :D

gregh2000 06-25-2004 03:40 AM

There is a program called "screen spanning doctor" used to be available at but can be found here it allows you to do true dual display as well as not sleep when shut, it does say that it will cause a heat build up, but if you want to do it, it is your machine.


Aptmunich 06-25-2004 04:56 AM

you mean it WAS your machine... now it's your lump of poo! ;)

F***ing flies, i'm typing this outside my university and the flies seem to love the ibook white colour....

Or maybe it's just me?

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