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

    Apr 23, 2008
    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


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Uh...you could just plug in an external keyboard or mouse. They are designed to run closed, if need be.
  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    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

    Jun 16, 2004
    Apple notebooks can run in "clamshell" mode fairly happily.
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    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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