Not closing the lid down while not using rMBP - is it OK?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slo-climber, May 13, 2014.

  1. slo-climber macrumors member

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    Is it OK, if I don't close the lid down while not using my mac? I mean, if I don't have to transport it. I would put it into sleep mode manually.

    Thanks
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Use your computer however you like. I use mine on my bed despite fact that it's obviously got good for air circulation.
     
  3. .X. macrumors member

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    I never close the lid unless I'm transporting the computer. Why would it be an issue?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    My rMBP's lid stays open. I keep the laptop on a Rain Design Mstand so the lid is open pretty much all the time.
     
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  6. mr.bee macrumors 6502a

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    it's a problem because of dust gathering ;)


    there's no problem
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The only thing I think of is if you're concerned about dust accumulating on the keyboard. I have my rMBP hooked up onto an external display and I've gone through periods of using it in clamshell mode, but ultimately the laptop is mostly open all the time for some reason.
     
  8. slo-climber thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your replies.

    I blow away dust form screen and keyboard with one simple blower which is used also for blowing away dust on camera lens and sensor.
     

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