external display for macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattack, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. mattack macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2015
    my display screen is only showing vertical lines after liquid spill. is there a way to hook up external display without being able to navigate on existing screen. also is there way to back everything up to external hard drive without the display working? thanks
  2. todesto macrumors member


    Jan 5, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    when I hooked up my cinema display to MBP, it recognized and mirrored right away. You can close the lid and it will work as main display, make sure you have BT or USB keyboard and mouse.
  3. mattack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2015
    hey thanks i'll look into that. I have a avi-hdmi cable that used to work for tv but had to set up mirroring in display first.

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