New Macbook owner here, issue with external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by techshellmacbook, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. techshellmacbook macrumors member

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    Hi, i am a noob here, and im running a samsung 920bw external monitor, and im wondering, is there a way i can shut the macbook and keep the thing on and not have it sleep?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You'll also need an external keyboard and mouse, but the answer is yes. Just connect all the stuff, close your MacBook to put it to sleep, then hit the space bar on the external keyboard to wake it up again in lid-closed mode. Note that your MacBook must be plugged into an outlet in order for this to work.
     
  3. techshellmacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, is there a way to turn on the macbook without opening it?
     
  4. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Yes, close the lid to put it to sleep. Then slightly open the lid and quickly close it. It should be awake now, or you can insert a USB device to wake it up.
     
  5. techshellmacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    I mean after i turn it off
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If it's completely off? No.
    Or use the remote.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Is it just me, but when I just plug in an external display/usb device and use the remote (or bluetooth might mouse) to switch my Macbook on it wakes and displays stuff on the screen which I can control and then goes to sleep again. :confused:
     
  8. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I'll have to try that, I rarely use the remote.

    The MB can't be turned on without opening the lid and pushing the power button.
     
  9. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Does doing this cause any damage to the MB? Like overheating, etc?
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Nope...the MacBook was designed with this in mind.
     

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