Is it OK to put an on MacBook Pro in a case?

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  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    ...to carry around? Obviously I'll be sure not to bump it or put it down too hard. Was it designed to do this, or should I always shut down before I put it in it's case?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Sure...I routinely carry my PowerBook around in its case while it's sleeping.
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    As long as it is sleeping, it should be okay. :)
     
  4. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So if I just close the top, is that sleeping? It's not that big of a deal to hit option-apple-eject to put it to sleep, but just for future reference...
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep...just close it and make sure that the little light on the edge of the case is pulsating, and you're good to go!
     
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    Isn't nice how Apple likes to make things so simple and easy to use? :)
     
  7. d wade macrumors 65816

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    wow, i had no idea this was even an issue.

    however, to fit it in a case, it would have to be closed. therefore it would be sleeping anyway. so i guess there wouldn't be any way to carry it around w/o it sleeping, right?
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Technically you could if you used a program like SleepLess to prevent it from going to sleep. Also, some people have had their notebooks pop open (maybe something pressed against the latch) and wake up while in the bag. That can lead to overheating since there's no way to vent. But typically it's not a problem...I've never had an issue in five years of carrying iBooks/PowerBooks around.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    No, not really. Although, I guess that the MacBook Pro could be inserted in the case without the lid being properly closed (e.g., via an object preventing the LCD from snapping shut). :)
     

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