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1282 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2009 11:06 AM by Duane
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2009 4:21 AM (in response to lczarne)Do you mean you want your MacBook to stay connected to the network when you close the lid? To avoid the problem of overheating, Apple disabled this. You might try searching for software hacks though.Power Mac G4 1.25GHz Dual Processor MDD, Mac OS X (10.4.8), PowerBook G4 1GHz 12"
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2009 10:42 AM (in response to lczarne)lczarne, Welcome to the discussion area!
To use your MacBook Pro while it is closed, follow the directions in "Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display".
The iBooks are the portables with this feature disabled.iMac Alu C2D 2.4 GHz 24" 4GB and 20" 2GB, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iBook G4 14" 1.42 [1.5GB],iBook 466 SE Graphite [576M-40GB],iMac G4 700/768MB
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2009 9:25 AM (in response to Duane)Duane,
The problem is rather specific - Airport shuts down when MacBook is closed. I don't think he was asking about using it with a display. Plus, that function only works if a display is connected; something he doesn't mention at all.
I believe it's something more like wanting to close the MacBook and still be connected to the internet to download files or something like that.MacBook 13" 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 4GB DDR3 RAM
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2009 11:06 AM (in response to Zaihan K)Sure I understand all that. The OP asked "What can i do to have it on while MB is closed?" and that article describes how it can be done. It may require additional equipment than what the OP now has.iMac Alu C2D 2.4 GHz 24" 4GB and 20" 2GB, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iBook G4 14" 1.42 [1.5GB],iBook 466 SE Graphite [576M-40GB],iMac G4 700/768MB