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Can I run my MacBook in clamshell mode without being connected to power?

At home, I run my MacBook in clamshell mode (closed lid, external display). This works fine when you're connected to the power adapter, but it doesn't work when running on battery. That's how it's ...
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Does running MacBook Pro in clamshell mode cause any damage?

I have the newest model Unibody MacBook Pro and I've been reading mixed opinions on whether or not it's safe to run my MacBook Pro in clamshell mode or not. I'm thinking of getting an Apple Cinema ...
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Preventing closed Macbook from sleeping at startup

I have an old Macbook that I'm going to be tucking in a cabinet for use as a media server. It's currently running InsomniaX to keep it from sleeping when the lid is shut. This works great when I ...
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How can I put my MacBook Air into clamshell mode when it's open and working?

I can put my MacBook into clamshell mode by just close it and sending some USB/Bluetooth signals. However, sometimes I want to get into the mode directly without those actions. Is there no button or ...
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Unplugged my iPhone while Macbook Pro was asleep, now it has a dark screen

I was charging my iPhone last night through my laptop (in a foreign country), and I closed the lid on my 15" Macbook Pro... When I unplugged my iPhone from the USB Port this morning, I heard the hard ...
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Can using a DVI-Displayport mini adapter increase screen resolution in clamshell mode?

I often use my MacBook Pro (model 8,1) in clamshell mode (i.e. integrated screen closed) with my Samsung 24" SyncMaster2443 screen. However I perceive the image on the screen as somewhat blurry, ...
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MacBook in Clamshell Mode with a KVM Switch?

Hey guys. I just got this KVM Switch that works really well so far. However, I prefer to use my macbook (unibody, early 2009) in clamshell mode so that it sets the external monitor as the primary ...