Hooking MacBook Pro to Cinema Screen

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

  1. Candiceb9 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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.

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    I think you also have to have the MBP connected to external power
     
  4. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    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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