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    Jun 15, 2009
    Thumbs down If I have my MacBook plugged in to a monitor, can I close it?
    I'm going to be buying a 13" Pro in a few days and I have an external monitor question. If I have my Mac plugged in to a monitor to watch a movie or Hulu, can I close it? Will it keep playing or will it Sleep?

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    Your machine will sleep. You can always wake your machine up again with the lid closed by either removing or plugging in a USB device but that isn't a good idea as part of the cooling of your MBP will be done through the keyboard.
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    Jan 27, 2009
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    17" MacBook Pro, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, not unibody
    I think you can also set it to not sleep when you close it, if I am not mistaken.

    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

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    Jun 15, 2009
    Thanks for the help. I'll play with it when I get it.

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