One day I was using my MBP open and external monitor hooked up. Everything was fine until the internet went down suddenly while I was using iChat.
My airport wouldn't see a network and after a couple restarts and a few resets my airport finally connected to my network. Once connected it would only issue a self-assigned IP, which obviously wouldn't work.
I was able to get around this by manually entering in the correct info but the speeds were low at best, usually pausing and stalling every minute.
After frustratingly trying get it to work, I entered clamshell mode because there was no reason at the time to have dual monitors. Once I did, viola, the airport kicked in and started working full force. It's been this way for about a month now.
My laptop is a MacBookPro5,1 with a 2.8 GHz processor and 4 GBs of RAM.
I've read that airports will have serious degradation issues if overheated and while that may be the issue, it doesn't seem to be the case.
I have smcFanControl installed and the MBP seems to be relatively cool to the touch. The fans never seem to be loudly kicking in and I have it raised on a fan powered cooling pad.
I do, though, use pretty much every port on my MBP. External monitor, speakers, both USBs, and firewire 800 are all in use, so maybe this is a resource issue or a very area specific heat issue.
I'm running my MacBook (not "Pro") in clamshell mode to drive two external monitors. Am I risking anything by having the lid closed?[url] Please bear with me for a second. I'm a long time Mac user—since the Mac Plus came out—and diehard Power Mac and Tiger fanatic, so I'm new to Mac-Intels and Snow Leopard. A full description of my MacBook setup is here:[url] This is my only Intel Mac. I rescued it from the trash, literally, after my wife had discarded because of a bulging battery that was making the keyboard, trackpad and mouse inoperative. I only use it to run Photoshop 13 ("CS6") which doesn't run on my Power Mac G5 Quad.
Info: PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2.5G5Quad,16GB,7800GTX 512MB, Tiger
I had a problem with my laptop where the lcd on the monitor does not always work, presumed to be due to a loose inverter cable or something similar to this. As a temporary solution I have been using an external monitor for the past few days. Depending on whether the laptop lcd is working, I have had it on both mirrored and dual monitor settings. However, this evening when I have come to use it, the external monitor is now the only one that is working. Options to turn off mirror display have now gone. Also, the button on my mouse pad no longer works, yet the pad itself does.
I have come to the conclusion that my laptop is in 'clamshell' mode. It remains on, and does not sleep when I close the lid. I have put it to sleep form the apple menu, disconnected the external monitor, and the opened the lid again, and when it turns back on from sleep, the screen flashes on for a second, but then goes to sleep again. I have tried turning it off, restarting, taking the battery out, everything I can think of, but unless the external monitor is connected it almost immediately goes back to sleep.
Experiencing extremely slow internet when using my Macbook (2.2 GHz core 2 duo, 1 GB memory) in clamshell mode after updating to 10.5.3. I use my Macbook with an external monitor (samsung 22" syncmaster), keyboard and mouse (However, when using the external monitor with the MBs top open I have no problem so I dont think its a problem with the monitor as some others have had).
When using my Macbook with its top down the airport display shows only one or two bars, and I need to wait from ten seconds to a time out for web pages to load on both Safari and Firefox. When I use the MB by itself I have no problems. The problem is not with the network as my roommate running a macbook 10.4.11 is fine (as well as a pc) and I have the same problem with slow Internet when connected to other networks.
Another problem I have had is with the sleep mode after updating to 10.5.2. The computer will not go to sleep when I leave the monitor and keyboard plugged in, also it will wake up at odd times (once every hour or so, this perhaps is due to the Bluetooth mouse I have connected).
How does the Macbook manage airflow when closed? In contrast to the former version, the air vent kind of seems to be blocked when the lid is shut? My current CD 2Ghz Macbook already revs up its fans on light load when I use it in clamshell mode. Will this get even worse?
Can I use my 15" i5 2.4GHz MBP in "Clamshell Mode" connected to my 23" Samsung display without a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard connected?I realize I'd have no control over the system without an external mouse of keyboard, but if I am just watching a movie on the larger display, I'd love to just close the shell on the MBP
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anyhooser, i followed the instructions for clamshell mode and i still cant get it to work. i have a wireless logitech mouse and keyboard, and i cant make them wakeup the computer when it's closed. i think i tricked it into working once or twice but i cant get it to work consistently.
Pretty much what the title states, I have the new alpha numeric wired apple keyboard and I want to use my macbook in clamshell mode without having to open it up to power on, so is there a way to do it?
My 2.3 GHz i5 13" MacBook Pro Early 2011 goes to sleep whenever I boot it in clamshell mode with an external display, mouse and keyboard attached (it sleeps right after the boot sequence). Is there any way to prevent this, as it is very annoying when restarting.
Running OS X 10.9.3
When booting from an external firewire drive, on which I have OS X 10.9.3 installed, my Mac completes the boot sequence without going to sleep. I have run the OS X installer over my current installation, (without wiping), and the computer still goes to sleep once the boot sequence has completed.
I have used my ultimate 11" on usual mirrored display on battery power and in clamshell mode.
A few hours ago, I was running many apps in mirrored mood and my air just began to lag so badly after an hour. Expose is slow as well as surfing and clicking. I wondered what happened. Then I plug back power supply and close the lid of Air, hence running in clamshell mode. It then returned to full speed.
Please help explain to me if title is true. It is disturbing to learn that plugging into to ext monitor could lag.
I've been searching for a vertical laptop stand for awhile now, since I use my MacBook Pro and my Dell Inspiron both in clamshell mode and connected to the same monitor. There were some pricy options out there ranging from $40 to $300, and then I found the perfect solution at the thrift store today for $1.50: a napkin holder.I bought one very similar to the one pictured here, and will be sanding it down and painting it black. It works extremely well as a vertical stand, and I'm getting a second for the Dell. Forget overpriced stands and repurpose something
ok i like to use my macbook as a desktop computer and was wonting to know if i use the clame shell mode will it break my screen or macke it over heat i kindea scared to do it can some one help me pleas i have a 2006 white macbook
If you connect say a 13inch macbook to a 19inch monitor using the closed clamshell mode, will the picture quality on the monitor be like a stretched out version of the 13inch screen? I.e. poor, or does the macbook just act like a desktop computer and allow high quality viewing.
I use my MBP w/ a external display, usb keyboard and magic mouse. I keep my MBP in clamshell mode all the time while stationed at my house. When I shut my computer down, everything is peachy, but then when I want to power up my computer, I wish there was a power button on my keyboard so I don't have to open my laptop up and press the power button, then shut it fast. Any way to set a f1 or f2 key to turn on my comp in clamshell mode? or maybe make my magic mouse turn on my computer through some setting
I have a new MacBook Air with an External monitor. I have no keyboard or mouse or trackpads attached to it. When I close the cover, instead of going to sleep, it goes into clamshell mode. I even opened a support session with Apple, and the technician said I should take it to the Genius Bar. Did that and the Genius found that the same thing happens on every MacBook.Why doesn't it just go to sleep?
At one point I had my external monitor set up to work with windows, so I know how, but since then I have reinstalled windows. I haven't used windows in a long time, so didn't bother setting it back up. Recently, my macbook's screen broke, I can boot into OS X fine by plugging in an external keyboard or mouse, or simply by closing the lid quickly before the primary display loads, thus booting it into clamshell mode using only an external display. I cannot however do this with windows, and since my screen is broken I cannot set the display properties as I cannot see them. Is there any way to either boot windows into clamshell mode or set the display properties using keyboard shortcuts?
Is it possible to put my MBP ALU, in Clamshell mode without attaching a mouse or a screen? The point would be that I could leave certain programs running and be able to close my laptop at the same time; so an app that could do this would be fine too. So when I'm downloading loads at podcasts at once and want to keep it running when closing the lid.
I have a macbook pro unibody 15inch, the 24 inch cinema display, as well as bluetooth magic mouse, and apple keyboard. Wondering whats the best way to connect and disconnect my computer with the display if I plan on using it in clamshell mode? Should I sleep it before I connect or disconnect? Does it matter?
Is there a way to prevent the PB from going to sleep after the wall charger is unplugged when using the clamshell mode? I'm going to use my PB as a carputer and want it to run for awhile after I turn off the car..I know the PB will go to sleep when it loses power in clamshell mode..
I running a 30 Dell monitor with my unibody macbook pro. It runs pretty hot in clamshell mode and I wanted to know what's the best way to deal with this? Buy a laptop cooler? Put it on a stand? Open the lid (but then both displays are running bringing down my external monitor resolution)