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I have an older macbook pro a1211, is it possible to run this in clamshell mode w/ out a mouse or keyboard attached via usb but using synergy over a network?

it appears to sleep everytime I close the lid and I can't seem to get it to wake up
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Since you have a Macbook Pro...you should have no trouble running in "Clamshell Mode"...here are the instructions:

Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display

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ok - that doesn't answer my question at all.

i specifically state that i will not have a keyboard or mouse plugged into the laptop itself but using a keyboard/mouse from another computer and using synergy over a network.

this currently works fine when the laptop is not in clamshell mode - but the machine goes to sleep when i close the lid and i can't seem to get it to wake up.
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ok - that doesn't answer my question at all.

i specifically state that i will not have a keyboard or mouse plugged into the laptop itself but using a keyboard/mouse from another computer and using synergy over a network.
I apologize for for missing the part about not having a mouse & keyboard attached...there's no reason to get upset!

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this currently works fine when the laptop is not in clamshell mode - but the machine goes to sleep when i close the lid and i can't seem to get it to wake up.
If you don't have a mouse & keyboard (wired or wireless) connected to this laptop with the display closed...I don't think that counts as "Clamshell" mode!

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Perhaps you're right and it would not be considered clamshell.

either way - do you know if its possible to run like that?

I have the mac hooked up to an external display, but would like to be able to close the laptop lid and still use the machine through synergy.
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Perhaps you're right and it would not be considered clamshell.

either way - do you know if its possible to run like that?
Here may be a solution. It's sort of a modified "clamshell mode" with no mouse & keyboard attached. The way you get it to work is you plug some sort of USB device into the Macbook Pro (like a small USB flash drive)...much less bulky than an attached keyboard & mouse.

I guess this "tricks" the laptop into enabling "Clamshell mode". Here are the instructions:

Use a MacBook with the main display off - Mac OS X Hints

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I use this all the time - I can access files, vnc into it, as well as use synergy with it closed.
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ah that worked. I tried adding a dongle before, but did it while the monitor was up open - then when it closed it still went to sleep. didn't try it while the lid was already shut.

Thanks for all your help, really appreciate it!
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ah that worked. I tried adding a dongle before, but did it while the monitor was up open - then when it closed it still went to sleep. didn't try it while the lid was already shut.

Thanks for all your help, really appreciate it!
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ah that worked. I tried adding a dongle before, but did it while the monitor was up open - then when it closed it still went to sleep. didn't try it while the lid was already shut.

Thanks for all your help, really appreciate it!
You're welcome...stop back often.

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