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I want to wake my sleeping macbook up with lid close. I tried the "schedule" option in energy saving but failed. Is there any way to let macbook wake up itself while the lid is kept close? Thanks a lot!

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You can most probably wake it up through WoL from another machine. Try this software if you have another Mac. You can also send WoL magic packets from Tomato and DD-WRT routers, if you have one of them.

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Plug in any USB device. I frequently use a flash drive to wake mine up.

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Plug in an external keyboard or mouse and hit the space bar/mouse button. It may require that an external display be plugged in. I've never tried it otherwise.

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Plug in a wireless USB, mouse, click it once.

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