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

    Aug 22, 2007
    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

    Jul 7, 2005
    If you're concerned about heat, get a cooling pad to put it on.
  3. anmoldagreat macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2008
    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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