How to use a External Monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sage1, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. sage1 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2.0 white macbook but am thinking of upgrading to a unibody. How do I connect to an (either model) external monitor and can the MB be closed and still be "on". Someone I know told me they had a docking station for their Dell but I'm not really looking to buy more equipment. So I'm looking for suggestions on how to do this...Thank you S1
     
  2. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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  3. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    What I do is connect the monitor, close the lid, let the system enter sleep, then use a USB device to wake it (hit keyboard, move mouse). Boom, single screen display with lid closed.
     
  4. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    Not that uberamd's solution wouldn't work, but is there a reason you don't want to use two displays? It works really well under OS X, and is easy to set up and switch back and forth from dual to single (notebook) displays.
     
  5. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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  6. sage1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I read that when you close the macbook and goes into sleep mode, hitting a key on the external board actuates the external display.

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