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Close powerbook without sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/03/23 - jshock

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Iπve got a 15≤ G4 TiBook. Before that I had an old powerbook duo. With the duo, at the end of the day I could set it up to perform some labor-intensive activity (like running a macro on a database) while it was in my briefcase during my commute home.

The TiBook goes to sleep as soon as I close it. It there any way I can set it so that it stays awake when itπs closed so I can have it perform time-intensive jobs during my commute to and from work?

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Message #2 - Posted 2004/03/23 - P M Evans

Even if you can figure a way to do it, it's a very bad idea. Heat is dissipated through the keyboard. Closed TiBook + closed briefcase = fried screen.

Previously, jshock wrote:

Iπve got a 15≤ G4 TiBook. Before that I had an old powerbook duo. With the duo, at the end of the day I could set it up to perform some labor-intensive activity (like running a macro on a database) while it was in my briefcase during my commute home.

The TiBook goes to sleep as soon as I close it. It there any way I can set it so that it stays awake when itπs closed so I can have it perform time-intensive jobs during my commute to and from work?

Message #3 - Posted 2004/03/23 - James Meiss

Previously, P M Evans wrote:

Even if you can figure a way to do it, it's a very bad idea. Heat is dissipated through the keyboard. Closed TiBook + closed briefcase = fried screen.

Previously, jshock wrote:

Iπve got a 15≤ G4 TiBook. Before that I had an old powerbook duo. With the duo, at the end of the day I could set it up to perform some labor-intensive activity (like running a macro on a database) while it was in my briefcase during my commute home.

The TiBook goes to sleep as soon as I close it. It there any way I can set it so that it stays awake when itπs closed so I can have it perform time-intensive jobs during my commute to and from work?

On the other hand, the Powerbook G4 can run closed with an external monitor & keyboard <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88064>.

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