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Is there a way to power on a MacBook pro via a USB keyboard or mouse, similar to waking it from sleep?

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marked as duplicate by slhck, Tom Wijsman, random Mar 14 '12 at 16:36

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As long as the machine is in clamshell mode (with display and power connected), a USB keyboard or mouse will wake it. Otherwise, @SimonSheehan is correct - USB will be powered down.

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