External Monitor Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CentralFC, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. CentralFC macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2011
    So I recently purchased this incredible Dell external monitor, however when connected to my Macbook Pro, I am unable to work on the monitor without the laptop being open. Is there any way I can adjust it so the laptop doesn't need to be open for me to use the external?

    Thanks in advance everyone!
  2. CentralFC thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2011
    I ended up getting it, thanks!

    You don't want your MBP closed due to the heat ventilation. So I closed it, turned off the external display, then clicked on my keyboard, turned on the external, and opened the MBP. So my external is working and the MBP is open but off.

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