Macbook Pro Orientation?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stopsignguy, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Stopsignguy macrumors member

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    I am about to get a Apple Cinema display soon, and considering my door room desk is not that big, I was planning on standing my MBP vertically behind the display once I get it. Besides the fact that the Superdrive slot would be hard to access, is it bad in any way for the mechanical parts inside the machine to be upright for prolonged periods of time? Has anyone else tried this before?
     
  2. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    Oh, and here I was thinking you were talking about something else ;)
     
  3. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I would think it would be okay, as the iMac is basically that exact setup.
     
  4. McGiord, Feb 10, 2008
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  5. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

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    You will be fine, just don't block the air exhaust. Even the SuperDrive should be fine operating in any orientation (even upside down).
     
  6. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

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    i was under the impression that it's horrible if not impossible to operate your MBP closed because of heat issues... am i wrong?
     
  7. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

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    Normally the unit will sleep when shut, but I believe there's a kernel extension that will disable this. If regularly doing processor intensive work, I would leave the lid cracked. Definitely keep an eye on the temp the first few days and be aware of the fans running louder than normal.. no reason to wear them out prematurely.
     
  8. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    lol I thought the same thing!
     

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