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Hambones
Oct 16, 2011, 07:33 PM
So, the thunderbolt display works great. Can you use the thunderbolt display (in shell mode) to a connected laptop when it's on battery power and not using the AC adapter provided by the display?

The display works when open (i.e., as a secondary machine) but when I close the laptop like usual to use the display as the only display, it doesn't work - meaning doesn't wake up from sleep...

Maybe it's designed to only work with laptop connected to power source?

Thanks!



elwood58
Oct 16, 2011, 08:45 PM
You must be plugged into power for clamshell mode to work.

Windowsrefugee
Oct 16, 2011, 09:16 PM
You must be plugged into power for clamshell mode to work.

Just curious-- Why would you want to plug the Thunerbolt Display into one side of your MBA without attaching the MagSafe power into the other side???:confused: