Connection of Macbook Air with broken screen to external monitor

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

  1. superrostiks macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2014
    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

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    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


    Jun 11, 2009
    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


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

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