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itunes and sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2002/03/12 - Jason

I was on an airplane listening to my itunes. I would have liked to close the ibook and stick it back into my carrying case while I listened, but of course the ibook goes to sleep when the lid is closed. Any way to keep listening and close the lid?

Message #2 - Posted 2002/03/14 - John Wasser

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Previously, Jason wrote:

I was on an airplane listening to my itunes. I would have liked to close the ibook and stick it back into my carrying case while I listened, but of course the ibook goes to sleep when the lid is closed. Any way to keep listening and close the lid?

Take a piece of tin-can material about 1" by 1.25" and place it on the magnet that triggers the lid-closed sensor. On my iceBook (Dual USB iBook) the magnet is near the cursor keys of the keyboard. The steel short-circuits enough of the magnetic flux that the sensor doesn't trip. The magnet will hold the metal in place.

I laminated my piece of steel in wide packing tape so it won't scratch the finish.

You can put the system to sleep later by sliding the metal out from between the magnet and screen.

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