Hooking MacBook Pro to Cinema Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Candiceb9, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Candiceb9 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2008
    Hi I am new to MAC and love it but am finding difficulty in hooking my screen to the laptop. I would like to close the laptop and have the screen be seen on the cinema screen but each time I close the laptop it turns the screen off as well. I have looked for options but can not seem to figure it out. Appreciate your help.
  2. tsice19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2008
    Do you have an external keyboard and mouse? If you do, then hook it up to the screen, and shut the lid.

    Then double hit the space bar.

    If you have a BT keyboard and mouse, make sure the Mac is set to wake from BlueTooth.
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I think you also have to have the MBP connected to external power
  4. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    It was not clear in your post - do you have a MacBook/Pro/Air on the ACD or another laptop on ACD (e.g. Dell). If you have a MacBook, I'll tell you what I do - I will quickly open the screen lid to a gap of about 1 inch (~2.5 cm) and close it about two seconds later, once the screen goes blue.

    This works for a MacBook (Feb 2008 rev MacBook and a Aug 2006 rev 23 inch ACD).

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