12" pb fan running with external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by praterkeith, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. praterkeith macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2005
    Montgomery, AL
    OK, So when I use an external display with the 12" pb closed the fan runs the entire time. It's not annoying at all or anything, but I was just wondering if this was ok and not hurting anything?
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Nope, the 12" PowerBook (unlike the iBook) was designed to run in such a fashion but requires the fan to move the heat that would've otherwise radiated from the keyboard/palm rest area of the case.

    It'll be fine.

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