NoSleep
NoSleep 3.0B3
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Enable PowerBook/iBooks to run with a closed lid.   Free
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  • NoSleep has been discontinued
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    Andreas Schempp
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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later, PowerBook or iBook.

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Anonymous reviewed on 27 May 2005
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.
[Version 3.0B3]

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Zhangcs replied on 12 Apr 2011
System Preference setup does not work. Quit every time when tried to change setting. MBP13 10.6.7
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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Aug 2004
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.
[Version 3.0B3]

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Paul130 replied on 24 Aug 2004
Thanks Alex!

Works perfectly!

Appreciate it

Paul
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Paul130 commented on 01 Aug 2004
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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Anonymous commented on 10 Sep 2004
how do you uninstall this software? I can't find a way to get it off my system.
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Anonymous commented on 10 Sep 2004
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 reviewed on 07 Jul 2004
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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iMacThere4iAm commented on 23 Jun 2004
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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Anonymous commented on 22 Dec 2004
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 commented on 10 Mar 2005
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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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Nov 2003
so... how about Panther support?
[Version 3.0B3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Nov 2003
How do i uninstall nosleep?
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Anonymous commented on 31 Dec 2003
To uninstall, drag and drop the "Moon " icon to the bin. ; )
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Sep 2003
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?
[Version 3.0B3]


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davidlaska tipped on 18 Jul 2003
Very nice, also when I replaced my display, I did not put a tiny magnet near the sleep light back and now if will not sleep with closed lid. I can,t be sure if that the magnet caused this. So I might be wrong but other than the closed lid without sleep, nothing else seems affected. Although other problems are not caused by the magnet removal, I could be wrong but nothing has me investigating the magnet yet. I will put it back if a problem came up and I had to resort to putting everything back to stock.
[Version 3.0B3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jun 2003
Its seems as if this killed my iBook for the time being. I installed it then installed the patch for 10.2.6. After awhile my iBook started acting flaky so I rebooted it again and it just sits at the grey apple screen doing nothing. I zapped the pram, reset the nvram and none of that helped. It will not boot up from a cd and I can't boot into single user mode, the only thing I can do is boot into Open Firmware...
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Downloads:9,790
Version Downloads:5,336
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:28 Jun 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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


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