Any heating issues in clamshell mode?

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

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

    May 27, 2006
    Washington D.C.
    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?

  2. majiklantrn macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2006
    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

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It should be fine if you keep it in a well ventilated area, on a flat surface. :)
  4. DrBunsenHoneyde macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2006
    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


    Jan 17, 2006
    Victoria, B.C.
    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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