I swear you I really did. And the only I found is to power on the MB and close it quickly waiting the log in screen, or with OS X booted close the lid and wake the laptop using USB external device.They do. RTFM.
I use my 13" MBP in clamshell mode all the time with not heating issues. I even have a keyboard protector! No worries there, mate.just bought a screen and i was wondering if the MBP would overheat if i use it closed
apple says it can be used closed but i would prefer some user testimonials
The stand that robj is referring to is the Twelve South BookArc, and it works with pretty much any Apple laptop. I bought one a few months ago and love it. Never had any heating issues. You can buy them at Best buy. Here is the link to their site:I see many setups in the setup thread and people are using their MB and MPB with the lid closed.
I think that the heat that comes from the keyboard can harm the screen but if apple says that it's ok, and many people are using it in this way, it should be totally OK.
There many of them that have a cool stand that holds the laptop in vertical position.
But still I have a doubt, how can you turn on the laptop while being closed?
That's what I stated, but as you say, this isn't very useful as you want ONLY to turn off the laptop display. But maybe milton.sheaf knows something we don'tYou can turn off ALL displays with ctrl+shift+eject, but you cannot turn off any one screen with a command. Unfortunately... I would have loved if you could.
That's it, browsing their web site I found the stand:
true, but dust is a sign of air actually moving. would you rather have your mbp closed with the air vents blocked and building up heat in that thin enclosure?the one thing that I noticed that hasn't been referenced is the issue of dust.
I've owned my late 08 MBP since November of 08 and the majority of that time its been open on my desk. When I look down at the speaker grill/vent holes it appears to have collected enough dust that its noticeable now. I'll probably look at purchasing a small keyboard vacuum cleaner to try to suck that dust out.
Just one thing to keep in mind when leaving the lid open.