MacBook Pro :: What Is Clamshell Mode And How To Set It

Mar 28, 2012

I want to know what clamshell mode is and how do I set it?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)


MacBook Pro :: Airport Only Works When In Clamshell Mode Mode

Aug 28, 2010

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.

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MacBook :: (not Pro) In Clamshell Mode?

Jun 3, 2012

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.

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2.5G5Quad,16GB,7800GTX 512MB, Tiger

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OS X :: MacBook Stuck In Clamshell Mode

Dec 26, 2009

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.

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MacBook Pro :: Always In Clamshell Mode (Lid Closed)

May 10, 2010

I have connected my mbp to the samsung 23" external monitor(and I am loving it ), and I figured that during the weekdays I am almost using it clamshell mode all the time.

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OS X :: Slow Internet For Macbook In Clamshell Mode After 10.5.3?

Jun 10, 2008

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).

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MacBook :: Run Clamshell Mode Without Power Being Connected?

Dec 14, 2010

Can you run the MacBook in clamshell mode without the power being connected?

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MacBook Pro :: Stream Video In Clamshell Mode?

Sep 16, 2009

Am I able to stream video to my xbox in clamshell mode? I don't have an external display, mouse or keyboard connected. Right now I just turn the screen off, but I'd like to close the lid.

I have a late 2008 2.53 with snow leopard

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MacBook :: Suffocating In Clamshell Mode Prevented?

Oct 23, 2009

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?

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MacBook Pro :: Can I Use My 15" I5 2.4GHz MBP In Clamshell Mode ?

May 20, 2010

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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MacBook Pro :: How To Use Clamshell Mode With Iphone As Wifi Remote

Oct 27, 2010

iv been up all night trying to figure out a solution this hdtv as external display problem, and i just cant figure it out. I want to, if possible:

1. connect the macbook pro (13" mid 2010) to my plasma tv

2. Close the lid of the macbook pro

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MacBook :: Clamshell Mode Won't Work With Wireless Keyboard?

Apr 23, 2009

i just bought this kick ass new display, 20 inches 1680x1050 for only $120.00! its a really good deal you guys should check it out... [URL]

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.

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MacBook :: Power Up On Apple Keyboard In Clamshell Mode?

Jun 5, 2010

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?

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MacBook Air :: Air Optimised For Clamshell Mode When Connecting To External Monitor?

Jan 3, 2011

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.

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MacBook Pro :: And Dell Inspiron Both In Clamshell Mode And Connected To Same Monitor

Jun 18, 2009

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

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MacBook :: Clamshell Mode Break The Screen Or Over Heat The System?

Mar 17, 2012

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

magic mouse, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook :: Closed Clamshell Mode - Does Screen Quality Stay High On Monitor

Sep 10, 2009

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.

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OS X :: Turn MBP On While In Clamshell Mode

Feb 27, 2010

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

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Does Mac Go Into Clamshell Mode When Cover Is Closed

May 27, 2012

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?

Mac Book Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 11.6"

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Windows On Mac :: ClamShell Mode (Booting Into External Monitor)

Jul 24, 2010

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?

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Applications :: Enabling Clamshell Mode Without Mouse Or Extra Screen

Mar 7, 2009

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.

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Hardware :: Connect / Disconnect MBP To Cinema Display (Clamshell Mode)

Jan 20, 2010

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?

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PowerPC :: Prevent From Going To Sleep After Wall Charger Unplugged When Using Clamshell Mode?

Sep 27, 2006

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..

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MacBook Pro :: Use Computer In Closed Clamshell (display Closed) Mode With An External Display?

Jun 24, 2012

I am wondering that is it essential to connect power adaptor all the time while operating in closed calmshell mode? When I unpluged the cable it didn't work. Is there some way?

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.1.1

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Hardware :: Laptop Stand Holds The Laptop In A Vertical Position For Running In Clamshell Mode?

Jan 7, 2008

Does any company make a laptop stand that holds the laptop in a vertical position for running in clamshell mode?

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MacBook Pro :: Run A Clamshell With External Monitor?

May 18, 2009

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)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Boot Clamshell By Default Os X

Apr 4, 2012

The screen of my MBP A1226 running 10.6.8 just broke.

I am running clamshell now, but wondering if it's possible to boot clamshell by default without opening the laptop and removing the screen completely.

I'm asking this as I want to boot from an external optical so that I can run some HD utils, and I'm not sure I'll be able to do both at boot without a default screen that works. 

Macbook Pro 2.4 Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook Pro :: Repair Screen Connection To Clamshell?

Nov 25, 2009

My precious! I dropped it on a cement floor and it landed on the corner. Now, the screen on that side of the MBP is separating from the aluminum clamshell it is connected to.

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MacBook :: Disable The Display In Snow Leopard (no Clamshell)

Feb 27, 2012

I have an original MacBook (1,1) that I use without the lid (the display was destroyed, and replacement was too dear, so I took the top off altogether). It's actually a pretty handy desktop. One problem is that sometimes windows go astray because the "Displays" setting is set for two screens (mirroring does'nt work because it reduces the resolution to 800x600). I am wondering if there is anyway to trick the macbook into thinking the lid is closed, and/or disabling the internal display altogether (basically so that only the external monitor is recognized).

2 GZ Intel MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), MacBook 1,1

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MacBook :: Alu Macbook Airport Used In Clamshell?

Jul 30, 2009

When ever I use my Macbook in clamshell mode hooked up to an external monitor using the MDP-DVI Connector, it seems to ALWAYS eventually drop the connection.

It rarely does this when not in clamshell, It happens once and a while. But when its hooked up to the external display, in this case, A 52" Toshiba Regza, It seems to be A) Either Excruciatingly slow, OR It drops the connection all together.

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PowerPC :: Best Way To Get OS For IBook Clamshell

Aug 26, 2006

I bought an indigo ibook clamshell 366 on ebay. Looks great but has no software. Can someone tell me best way to get OS 9.2.2 and/or OS 10 (.2 or .3) on this machine. Will any of the restore cds I see for sale work on this, or do I need other retail versions. I can put this on a network with my mac mini if that will help install.

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Hardware :: Wacom Bamboo Pen/Mouse Mode Resets To Pen Mode After Restart?

Jan 11, 2010

I have been using a Wacom Bamboo for a while now and always have it in Mouse mode.

Since I upgraded my iMac to SnowLeopard, the Bamboo Pen/Mouse mode always resets back to Pen Mode after I have booted my iMac which is verrrry annoying - especially since I have a dual-monitor setup!

I have already tried to install the latest drivers for the Bamboo but this has not resolved my problem.

Has anyone else seen this problem and possibly know how to solve it?

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OS X :: Won't Work With Kernal Panic / No Safe Mode And Target Disk Mode

Jul 6, 2010

I have a 15" mbp with 10.6 Intel core duo, 4gb ram with a boot camp and ubuntu partition through parallels. The other day I was installing xcode from apple's website, which failed 3 times after downloading saying the package couldn't be expanded. I left my computer for a while and came back where i then had to log in again. it rejected my password numerous time (i'm positive it was correct). when i restarted my computer i got a kernal panic screen when the apple logo came up. it told me to restart the computer which i did. didn't work. i restarted with the osx cd to use the disk utility. when it checked the drive it found a bunch of errors, which i then tried to correct. it went for a couple minutes then told me they couldn't be fixed and i should try to back up my data and reinstall osx. i don't know how to back up my hard drive when i can't log into my account. i've tried to boot in target disk mode and copy some files that way, but the only disk the other computer sees is my windows partition- no mac partition.

i've also tried these, none of these have worked: restarting in safe mode resetting the ram and pram booting with different sticks of ram all result in a kernal panic.

my windows partition still works fine though (as much as i hate to say it) the only things I really care about on my computer are my files from school and my itunes library. is there any way i can get these files off my computer?

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OS X :: 64bit Mode Snow Leopard - Computer Always Boot Into 64-bit Mode If This Is Done Once?

Aug 28, 2009

I did a bit of reading on the internet, and it looks like most computers will not boot into 32-bit mode by default with 10.6. It appears that if while booting the user holds the 6 and 4 keys, the computer will boot into 64-bit mode.

Does anyone know anything about this? Will the computer always boot into 64-bit mode if this is done once? Will it even make a difference? Will the average user want to do this?

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MacBook :: Clamshell AV Output Cable & IPod AV Cable

Nov 14, 2008

Just wondering if anyone knows is the original iBook G3 Clamshell A/V cable is interchangable with the iPod A/V cables?As in, can I use an iPod AV cable for my clamshell to output to my television?

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PowerPC :: IBook G3 (Clamshell) - Booting From New MBP CD?

Oct 18, 2010

I recently came into possession of an iBook G3 (Clamshell) model M6411. Unfortunately, I believe it had a cactus HDD - it shows up in Target Disk Mode on my current model 13" MBP but refuses to format or read - locks Disk Utility/Finder up when accessed. The iBook also has NO CDROM drive in it, either (removed by previous owner, reasons unsure). I'd just like to get it to boot to see that everything else works ok. I have a retail install of OS 9.2.1 as well as an iMac G3 OS X 10.1 install CD, and a 10.3 retail disc too.

I am aware that PPC Macs cannot boot from USB CDROM drives, but they can using FireWire. So, I tried plugging it in via FireWire to my MBP, put the MBP in Target Disk Mode, put the CD in it, and held Option while booting the iBook. The iBook sees the CD on the MBP, I click on it to boot it, and it shows the Happy Mac (this is with the 10.1 CD). However, after about a minute, it shows a strange "broken folder" icon (a Mac OS 9 folder with a tear down the middle) on a grey background. It gets no further. If I use the 9.2.1 CD, it shows a Happy Mac briefly then switches to a floppy disk with a question mark. The 10.3 CD refuses to boot at all. One thing I forgot to mention is if I try and boot the iBook normally, it shows a Finder icon alternating to a ? in a blue Mac OS 9 folder.

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PowerPC :: Cannot Install OS On Clamshell IBook

Jul 22, 2006

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PowerPC :: Want To Buy Compatible HD For IBook Clamshell

Feb 19, 2007

I found this one I guess it works with my G3 Clamshell right?
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PowerPC :: Running Mac OS 7.5.3 On IBook Clamshell Possible?

Mar 16, 2009

Can I run Mac OS 7 .5.3 on my iBook Clamshell? Am I providing enough info? If you need more info, I'll tell you. Right now I'm copying some files over to my hdd drive, getting ready to clear 68 something MB's off. I will then put Mac OS 7 in the root (almost). Will this power pc thing do it? It seems that it's like the old Macintosh's, just more powerful and better.

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PowerPC :: Putting OS 10.4 On IBook G3 Clamshell?

Dec 19, 2009

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