2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2012 4:35 AM by mly413
JackDaviesJenkins Level 1 (0 points)

With the lid closed in clamshell mode, the lid covers the fans - won't it overheat?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • JackDaviesJenkins Level 1 (0 points)

    This is useful but the MBA gets a bit hotter due to intake, but if you have the lid open + external screen it gets even hotter due to more for the GPU (processor) to do.

    Only way I’ve manage to run only external screen with the lid open is to trick the MBA that the lid is closed with a magnet positioned on the left.

    I’d really like a software solution to this though…

  • mly413 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would like to do it as well, but how can i keep the lid open and use external screen only???

    I though use Insomnia X can work, but after tried...cannot with mac book pro retina.