Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Pamela Dominguez

Where I used to live, I would take my old laptop, put on a stream of a station, go out of my apartment with it under my arm, and go sit downstairs in one of the public areas and sit and listen to it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

The reason I also have thought of closing my laptop's lid, is to keep it free from dust and fur that inevitably is floating around in the air.

Although, I try to keep a clean home, with both liking to have my porch door open and having a constantly shedding guide dog, this is not totally possible.

Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hey Troy,

Before doing that, check your power settings first. You'll be glad that you did.

On 8/10/2020 3:47 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:

That's why I asked before I tried it, I have no idea why the person
who told me they do this does it.


On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a
hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a
computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can
generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up
that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action
is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or
sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.
You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case
the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by
default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good
idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person
want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because
someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing
doesn't mean it is.

-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even
when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though
because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just
closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out
and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I
could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a
desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the
motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but
if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm
using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.


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