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Turning off sleep light?

Message #1 - Posted 2006/11/30 - techno guy

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

Thanks Adriel

Message #2 - Posted 2006/11/30 - Kevin McMurtrie

Previously, techno guy wrote:

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

Thanks Adriel

I know it's software controllable because some of the uglier OS X and firmware updates have made it blink erratically. Unfortunately, it's not a documented setting you're probably going to find that paint is a faster solution.

Message #3 - Posted 2006/12/01 - Kir?ly

Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

I know it's software controllable because some of the uglier OS X and firmware updates have made it blink erratically. Unfortunately, it's not a documented setting you're probably going to find that paint is a faster solution.

Tossing a dark towel over my Mac keeps the light from bugging me at night. Helps keep dust off too!

K.

Lang may your lum reek.

Message #4 - Posted 2006/12/01 - ZnU

Previously, Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

Previously, techno guy wrote:

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

Thanks Adriel

I know it's software controllable because some of the uglier OS X and firmware updates have made it blink erratically. Unfortunately, it's not a documented setting you're probably going to find that paint is a faster solution.

One of them actually tweaked it (on some machines) so it's not as bright during night hours.

"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law." -- George W. Bush in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2005

Message #5 - Posted 2006/12/01 - techno guy

ye that would do.
any ideas as how they had done this?

ZnU wrote:

Previously, Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

Previously, techno guy wrote:

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

Thanks Adriel

I know it's software controllable because some of the uglier OS X and firmware updates have made it blink erratically. Unfortunately, it's not a documented setting you're probably going to find that paint is a faster solution.

One of them actually tweaked it (on some machines) so it's not as bright during night hours.

--
"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law." -- George W. Bush in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2005

Message #6 - Posted 2006/12/02 - Hugh Watkins

techno guy wrote:

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

Thanks Adriel

shut down
switch compter off

unplug it

makes for a greener planet too

Hugh W

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Message #7 - Posted 2006/12/02 - techno guy

Hugh Watkins wrote:

techno guy wrote:

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

Thanks Adriel

shut down
switch compter off

unplug it

makes for a greener planet too

Hugh W

--

Beta blogger
http://nanowrimo3.blogspot.com/ visiting my past http://hughw36-2.blogspot.com/ re-entry http://snaps4.blogspot.com/" photographs and walks

old blogger
http://hughw36.blogspot.com/ MAIN BLOG

mmm ye a possibility, but the whole point of putting it into sleep is too resume what i was doing the other day quickly, which i cant do if i have shut it down.

Message #8 - Posted 2006/12/03 - Jolly Roger

On 2006-12-01 00:01:52 -0600, techno guy said:

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

Thanks Adriel

I just put a small piece of black electrical tape over it when I have guests over sleeping in the office. Works in a pinch. : )

JR

Message #9 - Posted 2006/12/03 - Adrian

Jolly Roger wrote:

I just put a small piece of black electrical tape over it when I have guests over sleeping in the office. Works in a pinch. : )

I have sometimes adapted this technique by putting a little piece of aluminium foil under the tape ... it's amazing what those LEDs are capable of shining through!!

Adrian

Message #10 - Posted 2006/12/03 - Mike Rosenberg

techno guy wrote:

mmm ye a possibility, but the whole point of putting it into sleep is too resume what i was doing the other day quickly, which i cant do if i have shut it down.

What's your hurry? Slow down, take time to smell the roses. :-)

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Message #11 - Posted 2006/12/03 - Simon Slavin

On 30/11/2006, techno guy wrote in message <1164952912.812862.129290@l12g2000cwl.googlegroups.com>:

Is there any way to tern of the sleep light that terns on when i tern of my mac (imac G4)

Preferable some kind of thing that i can do within the system like a program or something like that?

It's really no worth messing with your firmware. Just make a little flap for it out of black cardboard off of a food container.

Simon.

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