Is there any way to close my MacBook lid without the machine going to sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by duelingdragons, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Sorry for asking a redundant question, but I really need to know.
    I upload a lot of photos each night, and I would love to be able to close my lid and let the machine upload while I sleep. =)
     
  2. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    It's a bad idea because of the heat that will come out of your mac, it may damage the display.

    Try just sleeping the display or throwing a black tshirt over it maybe?




    allison.
     
  3. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    As far as I know you can only keep it awake using a bluetooth keyboard when it's closed....people do this when using their MacBooks on external monitors.

    What's wrong with letting the screensaver kick in and the screen going into power saving mode? The hard drive will remain active and no harm will befall your screen!
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    as long as it is plugged in you can just sleep the monitor, unless these photos are naughty:D
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    both apple laptop lines are designed to run in closed-lid mode. i did it with my macbook (when i owned one), and i do it now with my macbook pro. you need an external mouse, keyboard and display to do it, but there are alternative methods to keeping your macbook awake with the lid closed. to the op, i think insomniax is what you're looking for.
     
  6. seanneko macrumors member

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    I've read that the air intake for the Macbook CPU fan is through the gaps between the keys - which if true means that you definately can't run it with the screen shut.
     
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    The hot air come out by the hinge, so it is possible to do this. The laptop is designed for closed lid operation.
     

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