will the MBP overheat? external display

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  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    I see no vent holes on the mac so i figure the heat is expelled through the key board/speaker area?

    sooo should i leave the lid open so the macbook pro can vent? I always have it connected to an external display and I have a wireless mouse/keyboard. it's basically a desktop on my 40 tv.

    also I notice my back ground turning to a bland GREY color and it won't return to normal unless I unplug the hdmi/thuderbolt cable or retstart the computer:confused:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The vent opening is behind the black hinge, there is no venting through the keyboard.
    And if a MacBook Pro is getting close to too hot temps and the fan(s) can't vent enough heat with the 6000 RPM it/they spin at, it will shut down, thus preventing overheating.
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    if you don't like the heat get a cooling stand.
     
  4. Medic278, Apr 8, 2012
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    Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    I have my MBP on a stand when its connected to my display. The stand serves two purposes, one it allows my MBP to stay cool, and two if I am eating or drinking and have a spill it protect my MBP. Apple sells some really nice stands for under $50USD you should look into one, they are super helpful.
     
  5. macdudesir macrumors 6502

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    as simsaladimbamba said, the MBP vents through the black hinge on the back of the machine...as for the gray screen, would you maybe have a fullscreen app running? because with lion, running an app in fullscreen will cause the other display to turn gray and unusable.
     
  6. jesusplay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok great thanks for the replies.

    anyone know why my desktop wall paper turns grey?

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    my lcd tv's background displays a grey back ground wallpaper. It's the same as the macbook.

    but if I unplug it, my back ground returns on the macbook and when I plus back in the desktop mirrors it perfectly.

    it happens over time at random. the macbook and every thing is still usable, I just find it annoying the wall paper is a grey color.
     
  7. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I have the same problem and it's annoying as hell. Sometimes if I log out and then back I'll get my wallpaper back. Sometimes I have to disconnect it and reconnect to get it back, and sometimes only a reboot solves the issue. I don't think it has anything to do with full screen apps. I'm pretty sure that most of the time that it did happen I didn't have any full screen apps running but I will make sure to not run any this week to see if it happens again.

    I hope someone else can chime in with a definitive answer.
     
  8. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    I had a similar problem, and it was the settings for the display, you can set your display to mirror your MBP, but if you do that and make a page full screen on your MBP then the external display will not work for some reason.
     
  9. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    Same problem here, and i checked my preferences in onyx and no corruption with them either so idk what causes this.
     
  11. jeffreymabq macrumors newbie

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    That napkin holder stand is awesome! You say it works well with an MPB?

    Too bad the nearest Ikea is 500 miles away....
     
  12. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    yea mine is a black macbook,i think ikea do shipping?!
     

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