Do I need to shut down or sleep macbook to connect to display?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kikobarbada, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. kikobarbada macrumors regular

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    The title explains the question.

    Do I need to shut down or sleep my macbook to connect to external display?
    And why is that?

    Thanks a lot, Kiko.
     
  2. JonD25 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Just plug it in. You might need to go to your System Preferences -> Displays and click "Detect Displays", but you don't need to shut down, reset, or sleep your Mac to do it.
     
  3. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you sure it does not burn the video card or something like that?
     
  4. JonD25 macrumors 6502

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    I've never heard of that happening, but I guess I could be wrong.
     
  5. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    No. You can turn on screen spanning, so you can move apps across from one display to another, or you can mirror the displays or close the MB's display. The video card won't burn out:)
     

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