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    Airport turns off when MacBook Pro lid is closed...

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    Airport turns off when MacBook Pro lid is closed...
    How can I keep the wireless connection active so that my file transfers continue while the lid is closed? Not sure if it is an MBP thing or if it happens with MB also. Or maybe it is a Leopard thing?

    Please advise?

    Thanks...

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    Airport turns off when MacBook Pro lid is closed...
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    the MBP will go to sleep when the lid is closed, so everything shuts down. You'd have to run it in clamshell mode I think to keep if from sleeping with the lid closed.
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    There is a way to overcome the sleep mode when you close the lid, but I just can't remember it right now. If I find it I'll update.
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    Airport turns off when MacBook Pro lid is closed...

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    A friend showed me..InsomniaX --> http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22211

    My only concern is that MBP will burn up if i set this to stay on overnight..

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    Airport turns off when MacBook Pro lid is closed...

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    Your MBP wont commit suicide. It will shut itself down if it gets that hot. Which, if its not really working, shouldnt do, closed or not.
    Its time to go...

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    Airport turns off when MacBook Pro lid is closed...

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    Well..if I am doing an all night file transfer it would be running all night...so you are saying it will turn itself off if it gets too hot? sometimes i feel like its burning while I am using it..it never turns itself off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbu1234 View Post
    Well..if I am doing an all night file transfer it would be running all night...so you are saying it will turn itself off if it gets too hot? sometimes i feel like its burning while I am using it..it never turns itself off...
    It shouldn't matter. Worst case scenario, as others have said, is that it will shut itself down (the CPU actually has a fail safe to prevent it from overheating). But I have to ask - why not just leave the lid open and turn the brightness all the way down on the screen? This way, it will breathe better and not run so hot - but you're still able to download.
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