Display Care

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benlee, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    I need some advice on how to properly take care of my mbp when connected to an external display. I have a VGA 17" Dell LCD that i use for extra screen real estate.

    1. Is it ok to use both for extended periods of time?
    2. When i want to just use the laptop can i just shut the monitor off and leave it connected?
    3. When should i connect/disconnect the monitor(while the macbook pro is shutdown? Sleeping?)
    4. Any additional precautions i should take?

    Sorry if this seems overy concerned I just want to make sure my MBP doesnt suffer any harm because of something i really dont need. TIA.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I think you're probably worrying too much. Both devices will be fine, although I guess it'd be a good idea to disconnect/unplug the display when not in use, if only so that if one device is knocked or damaged, it's less likely to affect the other device. :)
  3. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Just use it the way you normally use a monitor.

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