How to disconnect from 2nd monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AlexQQQ, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. AlexQQQ macrumors member

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    Hi-
    What is the proper way to disconnect my mini-display port-VGA to the second monitor? Can I just yank it out when I am done or are there a proper steps? Thanks.

    Also, is it possible to run on the second monitor with the lid of my macbookpro closed? Thanks again.

    Alex
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    You can just disconnect the cable with no problems. You can also run off the second/external monitor by running your MacBook Pro in clamshell mode:

    read: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    1. Yank it out.

    2. Yes, it's called clamshell mode. You basically shut the lid and allow the computer to go to sleep, then wake it up by using an external keyboard and mouse, be it bluetooth or USB. It'll run a lil' warmer and that's about it.
     
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