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  1. #1

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    Jan 22, 2007
    How do i keep my macbook from going into sleep mode when I close the lid?
    Hey, I just got a new macbook today and am loving it, but was wondering where the option to keep my computer from going into sleep mode when I close the lid is?


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    Jan 13, 2007
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    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Nope. Can't safely be done, and there is no option in the system to stop it from doing it. One reason it does it, is becuase some of the heat escapes out the keyboard. Leave the computer running while the lid is closed, and you risk the chance of melting your LCD display.
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    Member Since
    Oct 07, 2005
    MBP CD 1.83/2ghz/7200 100g + Mini 2ghz C2D 2gb + Mini 1.42ghz G4 + PM 7200/120 + Newton OMP
    Not necessarily true. There's a kernel extension called InsomniaX that will prevent your laptop from going to sleep with the lid closed.

    StretchR has a point however, your machine will run slightly warmer with the lid closed. You're probably okay to play music that way, but I wouldn't leave anything running that'll kick up the heat much.

    You can also google for Macbook and Clamshell for information about running your machine with the lid closed while connected to an external monitor and keyboard/mouse. There's at least one thread on this forum about this...

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    Jan 08, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    17" MacBook Pro
    Don't let anyone fool you, the MacBook is made to run with the screen closed (with external monitor, keyboard and mouse). Also this question has been asked so many times in the last week so please search before posting.


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