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is there a way to keep the mac awake while the lid is close ?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/11/07 - yomgui

hi,

all's n the title

thanks

yomgui

Message #2 - Posted 2004/11/07 - Justin McKillican

On 2004-11-07 04:37:02 -0500, yomgui said:

hi,

all's n the title

thanks

yomgui

http://binaervarianz.de/projekte/programmieren/meltmac/

make sure you don't actually run anything cpu intensive while it's closed or that it's not left in a tight area (like a bag) or it might overheat.

-justin

Message #3 - Posted 2004/11/07 - Thomas Reed

Previously, yomgui wrote:

all's n the title

There's a reason that modern machines sleep when the lid is closed. Modern processors shed a *lot* of head, and heat dissipation is much harder with the lid closed. Open, heat can dissipate through the keyboard. Hacking it into running closed could result in damage to the screen and the rest of the machine.

Message #4 - Posted 2004/11/07 - yomgui

thanks for your advice

I need this for an old ibook g3 blueberry
i tried the link you gave, it does work, but just for 4 minutes under 10.3

thanks

yomgui

Message #5 - Posted 2004/11/08 - Nigel McMillan

in article 418EA600.29997DFD@valid.com, yomgui at not@valid.com wrote on 8/11/04 8:47 AM:

thanks for your advice

I need this for an old ibook g3 blueberry
i tried the link you gave, it does work, but just for 4 minutes under 10.3

thanks

yomgui

I understood if you attached an external keyboard and/or monitor it will run with the lid closed. This is mainly so you can use it on you desk as a desktop. However this may not apply to G3 ibooks.

Nigel

Message #6 - Posted 2004/11/07 - Justin McKillican

On 2004-11-07 08:05:23 -0500, Thomas Reed said:

Previously, yomgui wrote:

all's n the title

There's a reason that modern machines sleep when the lid is closed. Modern processors shed a *lot* of head, and heat dissipation is much harder with the lid closed. Open, heat can dissipate through the keyboard. Hacking it into running closed could result in damage to the screen and the rest of the machine.

actually powerbooks are supposed to operate just fine with the lid closed as long as you have a keyboard/mouse + monitor hooked up. however, i would never attempt that with my rev A 12" powerbook G4. the thing would burn down my entire house in about 5 minutes.

-justin

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