Closing MB Lid With External Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hexonxonx, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    #1
    I have a 23" ACD attached to my MB. I thought that the computer was supposed to stay awake when clocising the lid. My MB will go to sleep when I am watching a video if I close the lid. What am I missing here?

    Thanks
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You either need a USB keyboard and mouse plugged in or a Bluetooth one.
     
  3. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot how I used to do it but one way is to plug in any usb gadget. That will wake it even with the lid closed.
     
  4. hexonxonx thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks, I just tried it with a mouse and it works. You have to attach the mouse first, close the lid and sleep the computer. Then wake it with the mouse. Very weird way to have to do this.
     

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