External Monitor as Single Display when disconnecting AC power

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

  1. hkalltheway macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Just tried it on my MBP. Same thing, except I can't wake it at all without power.

    Weird.
     
  3. hkalltheway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     

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