Screen damage running closed lid

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim5021, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. tim5021 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2006
    The heat above the F2 key on my MBP is so hot.

    Has anyone ever had LCD screen damage or warp as a result of running the notebook with the lid closed...?
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    no problems here. but there's not much heat coming off my computer from above the F2 key.
  3. Ryvius macrumors member

    May 4, 2004
    I thought running the MBP while the lid was closed is a big no no? Heat vents from the keyboard, thus you cut off air circulation with it closed
  4. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    no problems here when i had my macbook. runing 24/7 for at least 2 weeks
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    On the current line of notebooks, it's an Apple-approved feature to run in closed-lid mode with external monitor/keyboard/mouse attached. So I'd imagine it's been well-tested and shouldn't pose any problems. (Then again, we've seen that Apple isn't perfect in quality control. But either way, you should be covered if there was a problem with it since they specifically instruct you how to do it.)

    Old iBooks used to vent heat through the keyboard, but the modern machines don't.
  6. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Nope, not true. iBooks vented from the keyboard, but powerbooks, macbooks and macbook pros all vent in the back. They were DESIGNED with closed lid operation in mind.

    If there is a lot of heat coming from the keyboard, something is wrong.
  7. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    You aren't by any chance one of the (very few) people whose MacBook Pro came with a transparent plastic film over the rear vent, are you? Perhaps it's worth checking. At least one MBP user reported it.
  8. theiinlive macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2006
    Central PA
    The heat is pretty decent on the new MBP' doesn't burn my lap anymore (so far, just got it yesterday).

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