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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acfusion29, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    To close my lid, but let the macbook run? I know I could just dim the screen, but I'm wondering if this is an option? I've checked everywhere, but can't find it.
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    People with Macbooks seem to have the ability to do it while using an external monitor, keyboard and mouse.

    My 4 year old Smell laptop could do it.

    I see no reason for it not to.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It will with external monitor, keyboard and mouse, while plugged in. That's the way I'm running my MBP while at home. 20" ACD, BT kybd/mouse.
     
  4. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    I toss my hat in for InsomniaX as well... but you should be careful about doing something intensive on the machine with the lid closed; Doing so may cause heat issues with the lack of ventilation.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I've run mine doing video encoding and compared temps with lid open and closed. The difference is only a degree or two at most (F).

    I have mine on a CoolPad, so there's plenty of air flow underneath.
     

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