Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My Mac laptop is great but when I close the lid, there is this light alternating between 0 and 1 and I don't like it.

Can I turn it off, somehow? It annoys me!

Thanks!

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

There is no built-in way to turn it off unfortunately.

Some options:

  • Put a bit of tape over it
  • Use InsomniaX so your laptop doesn't really go to sleep when you close it
  • You could also open it up and disconnect the LED wire ( not recommended )
share|improve this answer
    
so i am going to have to turn it off now then... would have loved to let it running and do stuff silently while i sleep... –  raoulsson Jan 2 '10 at 2:00
1  
You can, use InsomniaX as suggested :) –  John T Jan 2 '10 at 2:27
    
Closing a mac laptop without letting it go to sleep is very bad. The case is especially built so that the heat can escape the laptop. This also causes a heavy hit on battery life. –  Georg Schölly Jan 2 '10 at 14:46
    
"Putting tape over it???" - Imagine what Steve Jobs would do to me if he saw me with tape on a Mac? At least he would sew me really bad! ;-) –  raoulsson Jan 4 '10 at 0:54
    
Haha! I don't know, I do anything I can for a peaceful nights sleep. If it means putting tape over LEDs, consider it done! :) –  John T Jan 4 '10 at 3:22

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.