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Not good for your screen
Authored by: dshirley on Feb 24, '03 09:19:24PM

I don't know if you've seen those poor notebook users who sit there and squint at apallingly dim screens? Well, some of them just have the bad luck to buy notebooks with cheap screens. Others, however, are enjoying the results of aged screens.

The problem with running the notebook with the screen closed is not so much an issue with internal temperatures (there are enough heat-pipes and fans to get the heat out by other means), but with the negative effects of overheating your screen.

Simply put, extended exposure to heat is not good for the backlight, unless it has been specifically designed for it. The heat accelerates the aging of the backlight, slowly dimming it. Some Toshibas used to have backlights which were designed to be used in this way, but very few notebooks do nowadays since they cost more, though people are rarely willing to pay more for this feature.

Not advised! :)

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