Should I keep the lid open even if the Mac Pro is plugged to screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Isamtron, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Isamtron macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I just purchased my first Mac and I successfully installed Windows via Boot Camp. So far so good but I don't see how the fan will work when I close the lid while the I'm not using the laptop screen... there are no openings underneath the device!

    I also noticed the device heating up more while using Windows.

    Please advise. Thanks.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    It is safe to use your Macbook Pro with the lid closed. Else Apple would have forced it to turn off.

    My opinion is that it gets too warm with the lid closed and it on. Thus, I only use mine for light work with it closed.
     
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832

    wywern209

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    OP. i think you forget that the whole chassis is a giant heatsink. it is one giant hunk of aluminum.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The vents are in the back by the hinge, not on the bottom or through the keyboard. It's fine to use it in clamshell mode.
     

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