apple proximity power funkiness
October 21, 2011 6:04 AM Subscribe
Can proximity between two Apple laptops cause sleep/power-down oddities?
posted by aloiv2 to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I got into work yesterday and put my laptop down on the tech table, very shortly after putting it down (45 sec-1 minute) on a file folder that I had been using to prop it up the previous day, it shut down without warning. After this happened I noticed that the mix engineer's Macbook Air was under the file folder and moved it.
The mix engineer walked by about 20 seconds later, and I made some comment about my computer being cranky and shutting down of its own volition. He asked if I had put my computer on top of his, and I said that yes, I hadn't seen it there under the file folder. At this point he told me that he's repeatedly had this issue with his daughter's computer when it is placed on top of his MB Air, though usually his daughter's computer (I believe a Macbook) just goes to sleep
Further details that may or may not have anything to do with this:
-both computers were plugged into the same 20amp circuit.
-my Macbook Pro had both its wifi and bluetooth antennas turned on; it was connected to a WiFi network, but there were no bluetooth devices paired to it at the time.
So is he crazy? Am I crazy? Was this just happenstance, or is there something more going on here?