Sideways MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samuriajackon, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

    Samuriajackon

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    I have a stand(another xmas gift) that will prop my MacBook pro physically on it's side, so that the machine is ClamShelled(Lid closed, but all the electrics running via a USB Hub and an external device),

    Does anyone have any long term problems to report from either keeping clamshelled and sideways or with playing dvd's while the MacBook Pro is in a vertical position?
    :D
     
  2. Csmitte macrumors 6502

    Csmitte

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    I did it for awhile, No problems then, LOL my monitor went out and then I had to go old school notebook.
     
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Slot loading optical drives can develop issues in seating and mounting media if they are not run horizontally. Granted, the odds of it happening are pretty low, but it's a possibility that would not be covered under your warranty.
     
  4. sharkync macrumors regular

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    WHAT??? There go all the iMacs.
     
  5. applebook macrumors 6502a

    applebook

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    iMac drives are a bit thicker, right? But you both have a point. There should be little worry, but the risk might be a slightly higher.

    Even the PS3 and other consoles can run discs on their sides.
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    I can't imagine Apple would say that because your computer is rotated 90 degrees that your broken disc drive has voided the warranty.

    :D That was actually pretty funny.
     
  7. 26.2 macrumors member

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