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Default Running 10v in clamshell mode with external monitor - 04-14-2010, 03:48 PM

Hey guys...I have a 10v with the latest 10.6.3 updates installed. Whenever I hook up an external monitor up to the 10v and then try to close the 10v lid, to goes into sleep mode.

Any suggestions on how to keep it from going to sleep?
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Default 04-14-2010, 04:08 PM

I know in windows there are power settings that can be set as to what action the unit will take when the lid is closed...on mine I have it set to hibernate, there is most likely a setting for OSX could check the OSX forum on the site

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Default 04-15-2010, 05:56 PM

I haven't received my 10v yet but I assume it works like any other Apple laptop. You need to have a keyboard and mouse plugged in then use those to deactivate sleep when the lid is closed while plugged into an external display.
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Default 04-15-2010, 06:27 PM

this does not work for some odd reason.
first of all, the 10v gets extremly hot so it would be a good idea to leave the lid open and you can use 3rd party apps like insomniaX to make it work. do some searching on this forum, there has been tons of threads regarding this topic

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Default 04-15-2010, 08:38 PM

Somebody in this forum has posted a solution like this, please google it before using it.
sudo pmset lidwake 0

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Default 04-16-2010, 05:49 PM

Mini 10v's use latent cooling is closing the lid advisable? I wouldn't have thought so.

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Default 04-19-2010, 01:50 AM

Another possible way to get around this is when you have your external mouse and keyboard plugged in, hit the spacebar a couple times when closed and it should wake from sleep. Use to do this on my Macbook Pro when I had it hooked into a docking station closed.
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Default 04-19-2010, 06:26 PM

Get Insomnia (might be InsomniaX). Anyway, I installed it on my 10V and have no issues operating in clamshell mode with an external monitor. Depending on what you are running, you can run into some heat issues. But basic browsing is not a problem.

I've also left my mini upside-down in clamshell mode--i think the heat dissipates faster that way.
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