This is kind of a two part question, as well as thought process. I want to see if anybody else has done something similar. It is really unfortunate that you can't enable a MacBook to run with the lid closed. For me, I run a lot of live sound events, and it would be really nice to have a rack mounted MacBook for playing music and multitrack recording. I have considered buying a Mac Mini, but I can get a second hand MacBook pretty reasonably and the Mac Minis are pretty uncommon used. Plus, a Mac Mini would only allow remote access, where as a MacBook could be in a drawer. So I got to thinking, will a Mac Mini even function without peripherals attached, or is it like a MacBook in that it won't operate without a keyboard and monitor plugged in. Furthermore, is it possible to trick MacOS (or OS X) into thinking a MacBook is a Mac Mini (or Mac Pro, for that matter) I know that with a Hackintosh, you can choose what type of Mac it thinks it is based on what kexts you use. Is there any other way of doing this? I made a post the other day about my 2011 with the GPU failure. Apple just called me today to let me know it was finished. But I got to thinking, if what I said above is possible (making a MacBook think it's not a MacBook), is it even possible to use a 2011 with a failed GPU? The one I had wouldn't boot, but has anybody messed with one and found a way around that?