Headless and LCD-less C2D MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by clarkdv, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. clarkdv macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I have a 2008 white MacBook that had the LCD removed, but the MacBook still works. I've been using it with an external display connected but now I want to use it headless, with NO display connected, and connect to it via Screen Sharing.

    It's running Lion, the latest that the C2D MacBook will support.

    When I have the external display connected I can connect to the MacBook easily via Screen Sharing, but when I boot it with NO display connected, I can not connect via Screen Sharing. It gives me the login, after a looooog wait, but then never connects.

    I've tried a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter with a resistor in it as per many online tutorials of how to create a dummy video adapter, but that doesn't work either.

    I know that I can install a dead LCD and video cable and it will probably work but I don't want to have to do that, and shouldn't have to!

    Any ideas?

  2. Jack Neill macrumors regular

    Jack Neill

    Sep 13, 2015
    San Antonio Texas
    I used a G4 Powerbook like this for a long time, it was literally a "pile of parts" hiding behind the monitor it was connected to. It was the awesomest computer I ever had.

    Good luck with it.

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