Ok to run Macbook Pro "closed"?

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  1. Mach D

    Mach D New Member

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    At least for an extended period of time? I finally unpacked my dell 20" widescreen and would like to use it when I'm not on the go.

    I'm afraid the heat will ruin my screen or something.
     
  2. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    i would suggest keeping it open, but just dim the brightness to the bottom. right at the bottom of the screen is where the heat is, so if there's no ventilation, then there could be some damage to your screen
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    people say different things, but i leave mine open.
     
  4. SuperCzar

    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    I dont have a pro, but i run my blackbook like that for whole days sometimes with no issues... and thats with doing a lot of high end video work, 100% cpu for hours on end.
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Open and dual monitors :)
     
  6. Mach D

    Mach D New Member

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    /done

    All I was looking for was YOUR stamp of approval. :)
     
  7. Yardsale

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    i do it. and i do video editing.
     
  8. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    I wouldn't do it. :hs: half of the heat transfer mechanism of the MBP is through the thermally conductive topcase AFAICT, the last thing I would want to do is insulate that area with a low thermal conductivity screen. In the same vein, a lot of concentrated heat in that area can probably contribute to screen spotting / fatigue over time, but that's just a guess. Plastics don't usually like to be kept at elevated temperatures without weakening. :hs: In short, it's probably a lot worse for the screen than it is for the processors, since they at least have fans.

    full disclosure: materials science/engineering student and I baby my MBP :p
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i totally agree after reading the plastics/weakening part
     
  10. skitcy

    skitcy uhm title! ok

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    I leave it open, mostly cause I use dual screens and I kinda want my display to die before my 3 year warrenty is up so I can get it replaced for free lol
     

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