External Monitor as Single Display when disconnecting AC power

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hkalltheway, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. hkalltheway macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009
    Hey folks, anyone know how to work around this problem?:

    - I have an external monitor connected to my MBP
    - I want to use it as single display
    - I close the lid of my MBP
    - I wake it up using an external apple wireless keyboard
    - MBP now running with lid closed (clamshell mode) on single display
    - I disconnect the power adaptor just to get the battery juices flowing every few days
    - The MBP seems to go back to sleep
    - I try waking it up in clamshell mode, it wakes up for a few seconds and goes back to sleep until I open the lid of the MBP.

    Any solutions?
  2. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2009
    Behind you...!
    Just tried it on my MBP. Same thing, except I can't wake it at all without power.

  3. hkalltheway thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009
    Hmmm that is weird. I don't know if Apple has done this intentionally, or if it's something they simply just "missed." It doesn't make much sense to me.

Share This Page