Using rMBP with lid closed: Damage Screen?

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  1. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys.

    Just a thought..

    I'm using a u2711 as an external with my 2013 15" rMBP's Lid closed.
    Would using intensive apps and heating up the rMBP damage the screen which is flat down on the keyboard?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, all Mac notebooks are designed to safely operate in clamshell mode without damage.
     
  3. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is clamshell mode covered by Apple Warranty?
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Mine is in clamshell mode 90% of the time sitting in a Bookarc. I only use the native screen and keyboard when I am on a photo trip for multiple days. Zero problems with that.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple Warranty covers manufacturing defects. Operating in clamshell mode is not a defect, but an accepted mode of use for Apple notebooks.
     
  6. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    isnt that a manufacturing defect, when the computer screen damages due to use of the macbook (clamshell or normal)?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It won't damage the screen to use it in clamshell mode.
     
  8. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Okay, what the others are not saying, if with the initial 12 months or 3 years (apple care) your screen developed problems, be it operating in clam shell mode or note apple will replace your screen.

    Go ahead and use it.

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    No, but if the screen fails after operating in that mode, it's covered for the duration of warranty.
     
  9. marddin macrumors 6502

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    I use Clamshell mode when I play Elder Scrollls Online which requires high usage. No issues. But I do use a radtech cover on my keyboard to keep the keys and grease from getting on my screen. It also doubles as a cloth to clean your screen from smudges and specks.

    Keep in mind, some people disagree with the usage of the cloth keyboard cover. I used it since my original retina came out in 2013 with no issues.

    http://www.radtech.us/products/notebookscreensavrz
     
  10. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  11. yimyim macrumors newbie

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    there is a known issue with the retina macbooks.

    I posted about it here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1711504

    Basically, Apple were happy to replace my screen ONCE within the warranty and they recommend ALWAYS having somthing between the screen and keyboard when closed and generally keeping these things as clean as possible.

    Hope that helps somewhat.
     
  12. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't the screen turn off when the lid is lowered beyond a certain angle? So unless here was something stuck in between the old and keyboard or some other mechanical impediment; I can't think of a reason why the screen could get damaged.
     
  13. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i was worried about heat from the main plate. the thing climbs to some high temperatures, and faces directly onto the screen
     
  14. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    If you're that concerned, buy AppleCare, then at least you're covered for 3 years.
     
  15. yimyim macrumors newbie

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    yeah, that is not the issue.

    the screen can pick up grime and then burn it into itself.
     

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