help with running an external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yupitsnuge, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. yupitsnuge macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    I have the big MBP from about 4 years ago. I use to use it everywhere, home, work, school and transporting it back and forth to class really put a lot of wear and tear on it. The LCD frame ended up snapping 1/4 of the way up. I taped popsicle sticks to the front as braces so I could keep using it. The thickness of the tape ended up stressing the hinges and they broke too. I was propping the screen up against a wall to use it and I guess from opening and closing it so much it cut the wires to the LCD. Now I get NO screen image at all. Im using the hard drive as an external backup to my MBA at the moment, but I would like to use this MBP as base station for everything. I tried hooking up an external monitor i had sitting around, and using the keys to kick it over to external monitor mode, but nothing happened. does anyone have any advice on how I should proceed with this? I would really like to have it as a desktop and hook some externals up to it as a server for my network.
  2. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    You should be able to use this as a "Headless" Macbook with an external display but you`d have to google or MRoogle for a more detailed answer.
    Unless there`s someone about with a pile of handy links or a bit more time?

    GGJStudios may pop in with his handy bag of links. :)

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