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Apple provides a solution for this, actually. These are the instructions, assuming you are using a Wired USB keyboard and mouse: Make sure your Mac notebook is plugged in to an outlet using the AC power adapter. Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to your Mac. With your Mac turned on and the display open, connect the Mac to the appropriate port on the ...


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The main thing you need is a connected and currently working external keyboard and mouse. Then closing the lid does the right thing, though you might have to move your mouse to get it out of sleep if your OS version is prior to 10.7.


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You can use WinSleep to diagnose many sleep issues like this - it shows you a history of sleep/wake times. Some other features they include are: Keeps your computer asleep (while not too busy) as much as possible during periods you specify. Provides a detailed time-line graph showing when your computer was awake, asleep, or hibernating. Provides convenient ...



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