Will MBP Cover being closed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phineas, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. phineas macrumors regular

    phineas

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    Cause heat problems? I am using my MBP with the cover closed for space constraints , connected to an external display along with keyboard and the mouse is BT.

    Over all am I looking at causing damage if I do this for long term.

    I'm contemplating selling it and downsizing to a Mini.

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The MBP will run hotter in "clamshell" mode, but it shouldn't overheat. Its really up to you on whether the increased temps are too much. For me, I don't like the increase in temps so I keep the lid up
     
  3. phineas thread starter macrumors regular

    phineas

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    Thanks for the reply, if the lid is kept open , I'd prefer to NOT see the display on the MBP screen , is there a setting for this ?
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    no damage will be done to your machine. Apple wouldn't have made that a feature since the powerbook days if that were the case.
     
  5. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Mine stays closed most of the time. I open the lid when i am doing video editing. When it is open i just turn the brightness right down so the display shuts off

    if you want to run it closed download the smcfan control. Then you can change the RPM of the fans


    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049
     

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