Connection of Macbook Air with broken screen to external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by superrostiks, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. superrostiks macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Have Macbook Air with broken screen and important data on it.
    I wonder, if its possible to connect external monitor without using Air screen?
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #3
    If you have another Mac and Screen Sharing or File Sharing is enabled on the MBA, you can access them from the other Mac.
     
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    #4
    like other people said you can use screen sharing. you can also use an external video display. but whatever you do , don't enable filevault. file vault requires the primary display working so u can type your password , and also won't work with screen sharing.

    a work around is to open terminal and type
    sudo fdsetup authrestart when you want to shutdown or turn off filevault
     
  4. Meister Suspended

    Meister

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    Oct 10, 2013
    #5
    thank you for pointing that out!! Crucial info.
     

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