what are the risk of turning off hibernation when the lid is closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Laco, May 15, 2008.

  1. Laco macrumors 6502

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    there are times when it would be beneficial to run my macbook, i.e. turning off hibernation, when the lid is closed. I would like to know if can cause major overheating problems resulting in permenant damage.

    thank you for your help
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Uh...you could just plug in an external keyboard or mouse. They are designed to run closed, if need be.
     
  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a

    karenflower

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    As long as the vents are not being blocked, it should be fine. Plenty of people use an external monitor with their Macbook closed.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Apple notebooks can run in "clamshell" mode fairly happily.
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    I run mine lid closed like 85% of the time with an external monitor, as its my only computer and no problems.
     

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