[Thinkpad] Is it safe to use a TP with the lid closed?
James H. E. Maugham
Wed, 8 Oct 2003 08:11:58 -0400
Dominique Pivard wrote:
> Is it safe to use a Thinkpad for a prolonged period of time with the lid
> closed (ie. as a desktop replacement, with an external display and
Most of my Thinkpads spend their lives precisely that way, in a docking station
connected to an external monitor and keyboard and with the display closed and
> I think it is and I don't have a need for it personally, but I'm asking
> this on behalf of a friend who thinks it isn't.
What does the friend think can happen? Just curious. No Thinkpad that I'm aware
of that has a cooling fan has the fan discharge in the top of the keyboard, all
vent to the side or rear.
> Is it officially endorsed by IBM and are there links somewhere that say
I'm not sure that you'll find anything on the IBM website specifically speaking
to this. The ability to dock a laptop and close the display, which automatically
turns the dsiplay off, has been a feature for so long that it's probably taken
as a "given" by now.