Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 4:17 AM (in response to _Mac)
Are you using a wired or wireless keyboard?
If wireless it simply could be going to sleep with the rest of the system. Try it with a wired keyboard.
If it is a wired keyboard disregard the above.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 4:44 AM (in response to _Mac)
Apple did advise people not to run their MBP with the lid shut as they said it could lead to overheating. However there are work arounds for this I use a app called Caffeine that stops the MBP from sleeping with the lid closed. Mike
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to youngmacdonald)
Please supply a link to that Apple statement. I would really like to read it.
All cooling is done through the back of the unit not through the top, keyboard, area.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to Shootist007)
I humbly apolagise I was wrong. Another urban myth I read on the internet. Mike
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to _Mac)
What you want to do is called "clamshell mode". It only works if the MacBook is connected to the mains. You cannot enter clamshell mode on battery power.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to _Mac)
Thank's for all feedback :-)
- I've tried with both wired & wireless keyboard, seems to be the same.
- @Shootis007: couldn't find the latest manual for the latest MBP15 online @, but it's there.
- "Clamshellmode" seems might be on the right track, I'll have to test it some more.
But if this is the case, it's not god since I'm trying to "learn" my new MBP's battery to drain fully before charging again == much longer batterylife (like +15-20% or so on previus MBPs).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 6:26 AM (in response to _Mac)
You don't really need to do that with modern batteries. Read Apple's advice for using and maintaining your battery here: http://www.apple.com/uk/batteries/notebooks.html
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to _Mac)
Here's a page that helped me get it to work.