Using a PB in clamshell mode

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nerveosu, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. nerveosu macrumors member

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    I just purchased a nice display for my aluminum powerbook g4. I want to use my powerbook in clamshell mode. Is there anything I should know about before doing this? Should I be concerned about heat effecting my screen?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Just remember to keep your vents clear and ideally have the PowerBook on a flat, hard surface. :)
     
  3. WebMongol macrumors member

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    I have been using Powerbook G4 in clamshell mode for around 1.5 years. I did not encounter any problem.
     
  4. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    I use my Powerbook in clamshell at home. I keep it on a set of four drink coasters to elevate it from the desk. It really helps keep the heat down.
     
  5. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    I don't get noticeable higher temperatures when running clamshell. Get a temp. widget and check the numbers.
     

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