Clamshell mode without power/external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dhelsdon, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    Is it possible to use clamshell mode without power or an external display?

    I know I've seen some tweaks mentioned around here that had something to do with clamshell mode, but I can't remember!!


    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you're not operating with an external display, it's not really clamshell mode; it's simply operating with the lid closed. To keep your MBP awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)
     
  3. JasonR macrumors 6502a

    JasonR

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    Why would you want to? Just curious....

    Unless you've got processes running and you want to carry it around...LOL
     
  4. Dhelsdon thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    Thats exactly it, just to cover me when doing video conversions. I start them at work and they don't always finish before I leave.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I'd be extremely careful about moving a MBP that's not in sleep mode, especially if you have a HDD rather than a SSD. Also, transporting a running MBP in a case isn't wise, as vents can be blocked. It's better to sleep and resume when you get where you're going.
     

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