Can I use my MacBook in clamshell mode with no display attached?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ghost31, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

    Ghost31

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    I want to use my old MacBook to remote into from my iPad but I always have to leave the screen open. Is there anyway I could leave the screen closed and actually be able to access it without it going to sleep all the time?
     
  2. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    Application called Nosleep will do this perfectly. Basic tasks shouldn't be an issue at all. More demanding tasks may need the clamshell to be opened for proper cooling.
     
  3. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    Like mentioned watch what the MB is running.

    Would also advise, if not in place already, some kind off stand that raises the macbook of the say desk surface. You are crimping its heat reduction setup clamshell style so will be relying on air flow over and under the the shell solely for heat dissipation.
     
  4. Ghost31 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Ghost31

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    Hmmm. Maybe I should just leave it open and shut off the screen and keyboard backlights
     
  5. waquzy macrumors regular

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    This is your best option, this is what I do when I have my macbook pro connected to the tv while watching movies
     

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