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How do I turn off the LED on the front of my PowerBook?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/11/23 - jahbello

I have a 15" PowerBook and it has the small while LED light on the front latch. I often set it next to my bed at night, and do not want the LED to pulse on/off in my face. Is there a way to disable it? Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

Message #2 - Posted 2004/11/23 - Davoud

jahbello:

I have a 15" PowerBook and it has the small while LED light on the front latch. I often set it next to my bed at night, and do not want the LED to pulse on/off in my face. Is there a way to disable it? Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

Off= wire cutter.

On = soldering iron.

Or, put a sock on it.

Davoud

usenet *at* davidillig dawt com

Message #3 - Posted 2004/11/23 - Howard Shubs

Previously, jahbello wrote:

Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

A little electrical tape should do it.

Nobody knows Particle Man.

Message #4 - Posted 2004/11/23 - Steve Hix

Previously, jahbello wrote:

I have a 15" PowerBook and it has the small while LED light on the front latch. I often set it next to my bed at night, and do not want the LED to pulse on/off in my face. Is there a way to disable it? Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

Turn the machine off, instead of letting it sleep.

I just put something over the light.

Message #5 - Posted 2004/11/24 - Gregory Weston

Previously, Howard Shubs wrote:

Previously, jahbello wrote:

Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

A little electrical tape should do it.

Yeah, but that looks so ugly. You want a nice piece of opaque white freezer tape.

G

Change account to gw when responding by mail.

Message #6 - Posted 2004/11/24 - anon

Previously, jahbello wrote:

I have a 15" PowerBook and it has the small while LED light on the front latch. I often set it next to my bed at night, and do not want the LED to pulse on/off in my face. Is there a way to disable it? Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

Um, turn it around?

Message #7 - Posted 2004/11/25 - Abbott

I hate this feature as well... the green LEDs on the Pismos were intrusive enough, but the nasty white ones on the new PBs really bug me.

What I've resorted to: Since this is really only a problem when I'm in a hotel room, I find a card or some other tidbit around and drape it over the front of the PB.

Alternative: opaque black tape. But I don't like the idea of totally hiding the light, since it's really a useful indicator of sleep vs off-ness.

Previously, jahbello wrote:

I have a 15" PowerBook and it has the small while LED light on the front latch. I often set it next to my bed at night, and do not want the LED to pulse on/off in my face. Is there a way to disable it? Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

Message #8 - Posted 2004/11/25 - Neill Massello

jahbello wrote:

I have a 15" PowerBook and it has the small while LED light on the front latch. I often set it next to my bed at night, and do not want the LED to pulse on/off in my face. Is there a way to disable it? Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

Just wear your sunglasses in bed. That also helps in case paparazzi burst from the closet and start snapping pictures.

Message #9 - Posted 2004/11/25 - Nigel McMillan

in article 1gnrwou.1gxo3wzg07kmnN%neillmassello@earthlink.net, Neill Massello at neillmassello@earthlink.net wrote on 25/11/04 1:56 PM:

jahbello wrote:

I have a 15" PowerBook and it has the small while LED light on the front latch. I often set it next to my bed at night, and do not want the LED to pulse on/off in my face. Is there a way to disable it? Can I easily do this, so I can enable it back whenever I want?

Just wear your sunglasses in bed. That also helps in case paparazzi burst from the closet and start snapping pictures.

ahhh......couldn't you just shut the machine down............

Message #10 - Posted 2004/11/25 - Neill Massello

Nigel McMillan wrote:

ahhh......couldn't you just shut the machine down............

Where's the sport in that?

Message #11 - Posted 2004/11/25 - Eric Johnson

On 11/25/04 8:40 AM, in article 1gns4n6.exotiw9xr6xgN%neillmassello@earthlink.net, Neill Massello wrote:

Nigel McMillan wrote:

ahhh......couldn't you just shut the machine down............

Where's the sport in that?

In the sleep as preparation? ;-)

ej

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