New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

Bootcamp XP backlight stays on lid closed.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
ebotee

 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 10
ebotee is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook(White), 2.16Ghz Core2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB 5400RPM Scorpio HD, Intel GMA 950

ebotee is offline
Hi, I have a White Macbook with intel GMA 950 graphics. I am using bootcamp to use XP on my machine. I have installed the drivers from the disc and everything works but when I close the screen in XP, the backlight stays on. In power options, I can choose standby or do nothing when lid is closed. Right now I have it set for do nothing and I have to manually turn the brightness all the way down to turn off the backlight to the monitor whenever I close the lid. Is this normal behavior? I do not use an external monitor or even have the dongle connected.
Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
ki99

 
ki99's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 31, 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 926
ki99 is a jewel in the roughki99 is a jewel in the roughki99 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Macbook(W) 2GHz, 80GB HD, 1G RAM, Windows XP

ki99 is offline
if you have it set to do nothing, then it is quite literally doing nothing. the monitor is staying on. as it does with most mac programs that get around it sleeping when it's shut.
QUOTE Thanks
ebotee

 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 10
ebotee is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook(White), 2.16Ghz Core2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB 5400RPM Scorpio HD, Intel GMA 950

ebotee is offline
I use sleepless when I'm in osX and it can turn off the backlight when the lid closes. When I close the lid in XP, the sleep light on the outside turns on solid so it knows the lid is closed. Is there someway I can get the monitor to just turn off? The only options in xp for actions when lid is closed are go into standby or do nothing. What can be done?
QUOTE Thanks
ebotee

 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 10
ebotee is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook(White), 2.16Ghz Core2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB 5400RPM Scorpio HD, Intel GMA 950

ebotee is offline
Does anybody have any suggestions to get my computer to turn off the backlight when I close the lid?
QUOTE Thanks
ebotee

 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 10
ebotee is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook(White), 2.16Ghz Core2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB 5400RPM Scorpio HD, Intel GMA 950

ebotee is offline
Anything?
QUOTE Thanks
NPuter

 
NPuter's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 15, 2007
Location: Miami, Fl
Posts: 989
NPuter is a jewel in the roughNPuter is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP

NPuter is offline
weird...
I do know that the backlight should turn off when set to "do nothing"
as this is true for all windows laptops,
as for your problem I do not know why this would happen
I am going to get either XP or Vista on here shortly and will let you know what happens


"The forums are not only a place to have questions answered, they are a place to be part of a community..."
QUOTE Thanks
radjenef

 
Member Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posts: 1
radjenef is on a distinguished road

radjenef is offline
In case anyone else is trying to figure this out... here is how to do it:

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Turn Off the Monitor :: the How-To Geek
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Windows XP Professional will not start | "Disk Error" when trying to install Windows via Boot Camp »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Closed screen (closed lid) sensor desch Apple Notebooks 3 05-31-2007 01:18 PM
Keeping macbook awake while lid closed Ryan13 Apple Notebooks 5 05-16-2007 01:22 PM
macbook lid closed, no USB mouse or keyboard rift0065 Apple Notebooks 1 10-17-2006 01:53 AM
How to not sleep when the lid is closed???? Z mann R2 Apple Notebooks 5 09-19-2006 12:51 AM
Target Disk Mode, Lid Closed? PowerBookG4 Apple Notebooks 4 06-01-2005 08:26 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?