Lid open/close standby doesnt work after HD replace
i succesfully followed the HD replacement guide for my iBook and installed a new hard drive. But there is a problem with the close lid switch that put the mac in and out of sleep when opening and closing the lid. When closing the lid the screen is still on. if i manually put the computer into sleep. It doesnt respond to opening of the lid either.
Any ideas what connectors or cables to check?
Hi! Most likely the magnet in the topcase was not put back, or moved. It is necessary that this magnet is in the proper place, because sleep mode is activated when this magnet triggers another magnet in the screen as the laptop is shut. This magnet is on the right side of the topcase, very near the bottom-right corner of the keyboard. The magnet is at the bottom end of the metal bar which lines the underside of the right edge of the topcase alongside the keyboard. You will see a slight indentation in the underside of the topcase which outlines where the magnet should go. While the magnet can come loose, it usually has sticky material on one side, so it should not be hard to make it stay on the underside of the topcase.
To test the reed switch board just pass a magnet over the center right side of the display and it should put your ibook in sleep mode. If it doesn't work then the reed switch board could be faulty but I'm pretty sure rdklincorporate