Hooking up Apple Cinema Display to MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MRockatansky, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. MRockatansky macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2007
    So, I gotmy new 23" ACD today. I want to use it as my display for my MBP. That is, I want to be able to close my MBP and have the whole setup function as a desktop.

    How do I go about making the MBP stay awake when closed, and how do I make it think that there's only one screen (the ACD)?

  2. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    When you close the lid, it should go to sleep. If you have a USB keyboard, you should be able to press a key on it and it'll come back from sleep without you opening the laptop again.
  3. MRockatansky thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Well I'll be dipped. It wasn't working right at first. Apparently I have to put it to sleep, close the lid, and then hit a key on the keyboard. Too weird. Otherwise, it would wake up and then immediately go back to sleep.

    Thanks for the help!!

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