Running MacBook with Lid Closed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by matt3180, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. matt3180 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2006
    My MacBook arrived today(working perfect so far) but I have one small question: Can you run this machine with the lid closed? I don't want it to go into sleep mode if I'm shutting down the computer to move from a room to another, and I thought I read it was possible, but I can't find it anywhere in system preferences. Help? Suggestions?
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Sleepless is a app. that works for both PowerPC's and Intel chipsets. Apple has this page on the product. It's shareware, and for $10 bucks, it's worth it if you plan to use it often.

    Read the warnings.
  3. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816


    Dec 1, 2005
    Make sure you dont put it in a case for long once you`ve enabled the ClamShell mode. Also the MB might get really hot IMO(though I havent tried it yet.) Just keep a check on it for the first few days. Dont leave it on without making sure it`s not too hot at any given time.

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