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i plan to hook my laptop to my tv and control it with wireless keyboard and mouse. i was wondering if it would be bad if i kept the lid closed.

i'm mostly concerned about when i play videogames.

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Nah, it's fine. It's exactly the same as turning off a desktop's monitor.

However, make sure the laptop's Power Options are set so that nothing happens when you close the lid. For example, it's possible that closing the lid will put the laptop in Sleep Mode.
    
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;14123310 
Nah, it's fine. It's exactly the same as turning off a desktop's monitor.

However, make sure the laptop's Power Options are set so that nothing happens when you close the lid. For example, it's possible that closing the lid will put the laptop in Sleep Mode.


nah, i changed that a long time ago

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Its only bad to do if your screen doesn't shut off. If the screen stays on it will fry your entire laptop.
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no it is not bad for the laptop but your laptop will probably go to sleep or some type of function of the sort.

if you plan to use the laptop closed you need to change the settings in your power management and manually choose "do don't" when lid is closed.

i close the lid to my laptop all the time when it's plugged into the tv or something.

let me know if you need help changing the settings above smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Kirus2012;14123319 
Its only bad to do if your screen doesn't shut off. If the screen stays on it will fry your entire laptop.

the screen will automatically turn off when the lid is closed
    
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I don't know about your laptop, but if I close the lid on my laptop, everything starts heating up.

If possible, just disable the monitor (via hardware manager) while gaming and leave it open.

Another option is to just close the lid and flip it upside down, so the heat escapes better. Make sure your power options are set up correctly as said already.
    
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Originally Posted by hermit;14123318 
nah, i changed that a long time ago

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Alright. If it's set to do nothing when the lid is closed, then it's harmless and precisely the same as just turning off the monitor on a desktop system (or only turning the TV off but not the cable box/DVR). I mean after all, the lid is just a monitor - well, and perhaps a camera. smile.gif
    
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;14123334 
Alright. If it's set to do nothing when the lid is closed, then it's harmless and precisely the same as just turning off the monitor on a desktop system (or only turning the TV off but not the cable box/DVR). I mean after all, the lid is just a monitor - well, and perhaps a camera. smile.gif

i was mostly concerned about the little heat than can come out of the keyboard. it's not much, but i wanted to make sure.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by hermit;14123369 
i was mostly concerned about the little heat than can come out of the keyboard. it's not much, but i wanted to make sure.

thanks again.

closing the lid does cause the laptop to be a tad warmer so i suggest a laptop cooler to be used at all times with a laptop (closed or open)

but you should be good, been using my laptop closed on and off for 4 years now and the laptop still works like a champ. smile.gif
    
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I would see if it does get hotter with the lid closed.
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