Power without opening the lid

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by collaboration, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. collaboration macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    Is there a way to power on macbook pro with the lid closed? Without using sleep & wake function.

    Or is there a docking station which has a power button like dell docking station?
  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    If you have a wireless keyboard / mouse connected, pressing keys on the keyboard will wake it up. Might need a monitor connected as well.
  3. Brettka7 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    Apple doesn't let you for a reason. Look at where the vents are. Have fun when your computer burns itself up because air can't escape or enter efficiently.

    Also, please search before posting, it is posted SO. MANY. TIMES.
  4. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    It still vents out the bottom of the hinge when closed.
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    It's called clamshell mode, is condoned by Apple and said company even provides instructions on how to do it on their own website, right here:

    You'd think the company would know if they had any risk of doing more warranty repairs due to heat related issues with people using their computer in a way they told them was possible.

    Furthermore, the MBP's vent through the screen's hinge area, out the back, putting the computer in clamshell mode does not block those vents and is perfectly safe. No venting at all is done through the keyboard as there is a solid sheet of plastic under it, blocking all airflow through it. In other words: Don't spread misinformation around.

    As to the OP, I'll agree with you on that, please search before posting, there are dozens if not hundreds of threads asking the very same question as yours.
  6. atMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Then why do you still not know how clamshell mode works?

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