Any heating issues in clamshell mode?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by umdjb, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,

    I am interested in using my MB in clamshell mode but was wondering if any of you experienced or think I will run into heating or performance issues?


    Thanks!
     
  2. majiklantrn macrumors member

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    I have ran my MBP 15" in clam mode before and no issue. If anything does happen it would be a design flaw.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It should be fine if you keep it in a well ventilated area, on a flat surface. :)
     
  4. DrBunsenHoneyde macrumors member

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    tbh i think it would run cooler because of where the vents are on the back of the machine. when u open the lid the bottom of the screen blocks the vents but when closed they dont......
     
  5. myshoeshurt macrumors regular

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    Should be fine. In iBooks, the keyboard was used as part of the ventilation system, so when people hacked the firmware to have it run in clamshell, overheating was a problem. The MacBook was redesigned with a new ventilation system, which no longer requires venting through the keyboard (keyboard redesign could not allow for ventilation anyway). Running a MacBook in clamshell should not in any way result in higher temperature.
     

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