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I was working on a MacBook Pro which was placed on top of a closed MacBook Pro. There is a precise position where the screen turns black and the internet stops working. I can repeat this phenomenon again and again with always the same output.

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On the .gif, you can see (if you stare a little bit) the laptop is on top of another closed laptop. At the beginning of the .gif, everything goes fine. Then I pulled the laptop just a little bit and the screen turns black when a precise position is found. When I pull the laptop a bit further everything turns back to normal.

What is going on?

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Magnets.

Sensors in the body of the awake MBP are detecting magnets in the lid of the closed MBP. It thinks you've closed the lid, so it goes to sleep.

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