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NoSleep enables Apple PowerBooks and iBooks to run with closed lid.It provied a menu extra to enabled and disable automatic sleep on lid close.NoSleep requires to patch the Mac OS X system with a new kernel. Your system is automatically detected and a link to the patch is provided

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later, PowerBook or iBook.

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Anonymous
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Doesn't work at all on 10.4 (site says only supports 10.2.6, nothing later or earlier). To uninstall, remove /Library/Bundles/MenuCracker.menu and Library/Bundles/NoSleep.menu.

Useless.

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Version 3.0B3
Zhangcs
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System Preference setup does not work. Quit every time when tried to change setting. MBP13 10.6.7

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Anonymous
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Look at SleepLess 1.5. It uses kernel extension to prevent lid closed sleeping on 10.2 and 10.3 systems.
No kernel patch needed.

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Version 3.0B3
Paul130
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Thanks Alex!

Works perfectly!

Appreciate it

Paul

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Paul130
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This installs beauifuly, but then needs a patch which it can't download! A waste of time, because then getting it off your machine is a mission! Pity, I really wanted it

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Version 3.0B3
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Anonymous
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how do you uninstall this software? I can't find a way to get it off my system.

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Anonymous
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The developer's site has disappeared.

Can't download the software to check and see if there are any docs to help with the issue.

How thoughtful of this person to create software and then just disappear with no trace.

One thing to learn from this, make sure you know how to UN-install something before you install it.

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Anonymous
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Patches to the kernel are not a good thing. They are cause to expect more crashes that you previously had. That's my two cents.

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Version 3.0B3
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iMacThere4iAm
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I don't know if it is true, but i have read stories of apple repair centres receiving macs with melted keys, fried LCDs, and other components damaged by the head created by hacked laptops running with the lid down and so not being able to lose heat through convection out of the keyboard, which is how it is mostly meant to. I would advise extreme caution when using this.

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Version 3.0B3
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Anonymous
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That's very unlikely, since most recent PowerBooks will quite happily run with the lid shut when an external keyboard & mouse are present, and this is an officially supported feature.

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Anonymous
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It's not true. Put your hands over the keyboard, it doesn't have much heat and it definatly doesn't 'use' the keyboard for cooling.

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Nefarit
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Hi i got a problem, ive got a ibook running mac osx 10.3.4 phanter, ive bought it a coupple of days ago and have found out that it goes to sleep when i close the lid, and i wanted to prevent that so i downloaded NoSleep 3 and it still wont work, i have the latest kernel (10.3.4), and it still ask me for a ugraded kernel, plz help me. im all new at mac, and i really need this to work,
//Converted Pc user.

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Version 3.0B3
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Anonymous
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it works on 10.2.6 only, not 10.2.8, and no version of 10.3.

I used it last year on my white iBook (700mhz g3) running 10.2.6. I didn't have any ill effects.

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Anonymous
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so... how about Panther support?

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Version 3.0B3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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How do i uninstall nosleep?

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Version 3.0B3
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Anonymous
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To uninstall, drag and drop the "Moon " icon to the bin. ; )

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Dmitry
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I've installed it onto my iBook and thought it is great. Once I forgot to shutdown this utility and my battery was drained and I had to fix it at Apple's technical center.

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Version 3.0B3
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Anonymous
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Is it me, or does this also turn off the iBook FANS as well? I've noticed my laptop will get very, VERY hot while in NoSleep mode, and as soon as I open it up, the first thing that happens is my fan goes on.

Would that be the source of those "May damage laptop" comments?

When does the 10.2.8 update come out?

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Version 3.0B3
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Version 3.0B3
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Downloads 9,911
Version Downloads 5,457
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 28 Jun 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free