how do i keep my MBP running with the screen closed?

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  1. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    everytime i close the screen, the computer goes into hibernation. is there a way to change that so the computer will still run when closed? i ask because i have to leave the screen open during night when im downloading stuff or listening to music, which is really annoying.
     
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    i do not think it is possible, i feel it would get so hot and then ruin the screen.. just set the power settings to turn off the display after 10 or 15 minutes, thats what i do. The computer stays running, and the display is turned off
     
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    That's not even the most annoying part about it... I really hate having to leave it open when I have an external monitor plugged in. Makes my workspace seem more cluttered since the computer won't go under my monitor stand :(
     
  4. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    there has got to be a way to do this
     
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    Are you not supposed to have the lid closed if you're running a Mac laptop hooked up with an external display/keyboard/mouse?
     
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    No youre not. The genius at Apple designed the laptop so it vent hot air into the screen when the lid is closed and may cause damage to it.
     
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    I use it all the time when I just want to use it as a music player outside the house, like while in the library and I don't want to be distracted by what's on the monitor.
     
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    I've had my old Macbook running closed at home for over 2 years now with no damage to the screen. If you have it connected to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, then automatically sends the video to the external.
     
  11. TheWeasel

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    Not true. You can do it just fine. The MBP vents just fine with it closed.

    :werd:
     
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    I read pretty recently that the new Intel MB/MBPs are designed to run lid closed, as they no longer vent from the keyboard. The old G4 iBooks (and I'm assuming Powerbooks) vented from the keyboards, which was why it was bad. Apple even has instructions in it's knowledge base on how to run it with the lid closed.

    Plug in an external keyboard, monitor and power, close the clamshell so it goes to sleep, then press a mouse button or key and it will wake up from sleep and send the video to the monitor
     
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    looks like someone failed to read the thread.

    some people either don't have the real estate on their desk/workstation for it when using an external monitor or would rather tuck it away while listening to music or something.

    I, personally, would rather just dim the screen all the way down but that's my own personal preference.
     
  14. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    so what's the deal with insomniaX? anyone use it? it had mixed comments on the site posted, anyone come across these problems?
     
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    the deal is that people think its bad to run lid closed. but its not. use it all you want.
     
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    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    what's wrong with wanting to close the lid? seems primitive to be forced to keep the screen open at all times. it's much more convenient to be able to close the lid and let your pictures/videos still render while your comp is in your backpack or for whatever reason.
     
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    oh yeah, thats a great idea. hard drives spinning while you're walking around :ugh2:
     
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    :werd: I have no idea what they were thinking... Form > Function?
     
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    Every laptop I can think of has this feature (other than Apple). It's nothing new.
     
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    what feature? to let the hard drives spin while the computer is moving?
     
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    I think the MB and MBP vent out the back of the unit. :dunno:
     
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    to allow docking.

    When hooked up to external peripherals(i.e. keyboard, mouse, monitor), you can shut the screen and the system keep operating seamlessly
     
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    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    jesus some people are fucking retarded
     
  24. Deepsix

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    umm. they do allow docking. you can run closed without an app if you have a monitor to plug into.
     
  25. mojito

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    thats how I use mine 90% of the time :o

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