Shutdown/off with closing lid

i needed a new logic board due to a spill. now everything works except my computer shutsdown every time i close the lid (like it's being unplugged or something). if i sleep and then close the lid, it's fine. but if i just close it, it doesn't sleep, it cuts off. i open the lid, hit power key and it restarts. thoughts?

Hello sdschramm,
Thank you for your suggestions.
Yes, I have tried all the options you mentioned, and my original post outlines reasons why each of them does not quite do the job. Indeed I might just have to stick with closing the lid (which is what I am doing now).
Let me add few explanations in regards to audio/heat.
The MacBook speakers are relatively quiet and often hard to hear. While the MB is on the side of my desk and not in front off me, I keep the volume at max and usually that is too quiet as is. With the speakers in the back and a closed lid, most of the sound energy travels away from me. An open lid serves as a sound reflector, thus more of the sound energy is projected towards me.
I noticed that the MB's fans were running much more than expected, so I did a test. While running a looong, compute intensive job, I've let it run for 10 minutes with the lid closed, and another 10 minutes with the lid open. Touching the bottom of the case, it was noticeably hotter after the 10 minutes with lid closed than with lid open.
I have also propped the two rear corners of the MB with 1cm pads, which noticeably reduced how often the fans turn on, thus improved cooling.

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