1. Big Spartacus's Avatar
    so i recently got my 9930. when i setting everything up, and syncing the berry to my laptop, something strange happened....

    i have a dell inspiron 1525, when i place my 9930 face up on the left side of the laptop (the space between the keys of the keyboard and the edge of the keyboard), it puts my computer to sleep! and if i leave it there for a second or two, long enough for the hard drive to stop spinning, i can just place it back down and it'll wake my computer up! does anyone know if this might be a subset of the NFC chip in the back? if anyone else has the same set up, try it out and post results! i'll try to get a video of it in action up at some point.

    [and sorry to the grammar freaks. i've got a thing for informality]
    08-31-11 01:07 AM
  2. mc21's Avatar
    Not sure if this is right but I thought that the NFC wasn't enabled yet? Maybe it's the magnet that's used to put it ot sleep in the holster? (At least I'm assuming that RIM still does that). Sorry been away from crackberry for a while and just started visiting again after the new 9930 caught my eyes.
    08-31-11 01:10 AM
  3. Michelle Haag's Avatar
    It's the magnets. Happens with my PlayBook and MBP too.
    08-31-11 01:12 AM
  4. dalton4L's Avatar
    F**ckin magnets, how do they work?
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    08-31-11 01:32 AM
  5. Big Spartacus's Avatar
    ah, but of course!
    08-31-11 01:46 AM
  6. TheyCallMeBriaN's Avatar
    how does this work if the holster is used to put the BB to sleep? not the other way around..
    08-31-11 01:52 AM
  7. DannyJK's Avatar
    Magnets. My 9700 and my new 9860 both put my MacBook Pro to sleep when I put my phone in the same spot as you described. I have been accidentally putting my Mac to sleep for a year now.
    08-31-11 01:57 AM
  8. Coffee Addict's Avatar
    how does this work if the holster is used to put the BB to sleep? not the other way around..
    Both need to have a magnets, creating magnetic field putting the device to sleep.
    08-31-11 05:36 AM
  9. funnykindel's Avatar
    my HP refuse to go to sleep
    after placing my 9900 and 9700 but the same position.
    08-31-11 06:07 AM
  10. dd3's Avatar
    great idea...lets put magnets next to the Hdd of our pc's lmao

    I also find pouring a cup of coffee in the keyboard has a similar effect
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    08-31-11 06:26 AM
  11. Going_Kamando's Avatar
    great idea...lets put magnets next to the Hdd of our pc's lmao

    I also find pouring a cup of coffee in the keyboard has a similar effect
    Most magnets aren't strong enough to wipe a HD. You would need a pretty powerful magnet to do that.
    08-31-11 06:54 AM
  12. funnykindel's Avatar
    great idea...lets put magnets next to the Hdd of our pc's lmao

    I also find pouring a cup of coffee in the keyboard has a similar effect

    you are high on cheap drugs
    08-31-11 07:18 AM
  13. Deathcommand's Avatar
    my HP refuse to go to sleep
    after placing my 9900 and 9700 but the same position.
    There is a magnet somewhere in that thing. Just find it. Lol.

    Anyone know where it is on an M11x?

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    08-31-11 07:33 AM
  14. thepinkcurve's Avatar
    Lol, would it work on my hp laptop, still under warnty ( I think had it since x mas '10)

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    08-31-11 07:36 AM
  15. screamlordbyron's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out the relative strength and orientation of the magnets necessary to put the 9900 to sleep?

    I've bought a great case/hard shell combo I like, but it doesn't have the auto-sleep batteries. I am considering adding one myself, but don't want to nuke the phone with too strong a magnet.
    08-31-11 01:37 PM
  16. oscarantonio718's Avatar
    To this day, now in college magnets are so entertaining and amazing... an amazing time killer!
    08-31-11 02:21 PM
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