Is it harmful to macbook to display on monitor at all times?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jojasary, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. jojasary macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering if it is harmful in any way to have a macbook hooked up to a monitor 100% of the time. I noticed since I leave the lid closed when I do this, that the macbook gets incredibly hot due to it running with the lid closed. I would leave the lid open but i have little space and it is easier for me to keep it closed. Will this harm the internals or something? It seems like when I close the lid and then wake it up with my mouse, I am almost tricking it prepared to be in sleep mode, and making it run hot.

    Any opinions? Thanks
     
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    If you're concerned about heat, get a cooling pad to put it on.
     
  3. anmoldagreat macrumors member

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    been doing it for almost a yr now
    never any problems except the occasional 6200rpm fan going when aperture, ps cs3 and bridge are going...
     

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