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If I put my phone on my notebook's left corner, it shuts down. Can anybody give me reliable explanation as to why this is happening??

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Most likely, there is a magnet that tells the notebook when the lid is closed. If your phone or mobile device also has a magnet, it can activate it. I know this first hand with my old Blackberry and my MacBook Pro when I first bought it.

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One reason I always set it to just turn the screen off. –  AlbeyAmakiir Oct 15 '12 at 22:02
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