How can I power on my Macbook without opening it?

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  1. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone got any suggestions? I would like to use an old Macbook as my media center in the living room, but it will only really fit on a narrow shelf; opening it and messing with the monitor settings each time would be very inconvenient.

    Thanks for any suggestions. :)
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Allow a blue tooth device (keyboard, mouse) to wake it
     
  3. quantum003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your quick response!

    That's a good idea, but should I really be keeping it asleep the rest of the time? Wouldn't it burn up?
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Yes.

    No. You can run whatever apps you like with the lid closed (including sleep ;) ).
     
  5. quantum003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I'll be darned. I've run the Macbook for some time with the lid closed, even with a cooling pad under it, and it still felt hot enough to fry an egg when I finally did open the keyboard.

    But keeping it asleep all the time is the way to go huh? All right, I'll give it a try. Much obliged guys.

    Any other tips? Thanks.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I did some temp tests on my 2.33 MBP, while ripping some video. It was only a couple of degrees different closed vs. open an inch or so. Most of the heat is transferred through the case bottom (on that model) and by airflow from the fans. Having the lid closed doesn't change the airflow appreciably.
     

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