Cracked screen...help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sbkid925, May 28, 2013.

  1. sbkid925 macrumors newbie

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    I've recently cracked my White Macbook from 2008 and i was wondering if i can view my cracked screen from another screen if used the VGA cable? Before i throw this thing out i want to backup a few other files i didn't backup, i was wondering if that option would work.

    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have an external display, you can easily use Mini-DVI to VGA or DVI adapter an have the MacBook's display either mirrored or extended on the external display.

    System Preferences > Displays >> Arrangement >>> Mirror Displays (but know, that the display with the lowest resolution determines the maximum resolution used on both, thus one display will have a lower than native resolution, except when both displays have the same native resolution)
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  3. sbkid925 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but if my screen is cracked and is nearly impossible to see anything, there is no way i am going to be able to change the settings or will it automatically appear on the external screen without settings being changed?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If it is not set to Mirror Displays, follow this step by step guide.
     

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