Is this normal when using mbp clamshell mode + 23" ACD and remove magsafe mbp sleeps?

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Ok, I have my mbp in clamshell mode and hooked up to a 23" ACD.. but when I take the magsafe connector off the 23" ACD display shuts off and the mbp goes to sleep... is this normal????
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i dont know if its normal or not but there was another thread about it here recently
     
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Man with all these problems I might exchange my mbp for a macbook... at least the macbooks are way cheap and I can tolerate these kinds of problems... :(
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I know that I read somewhere that is normal for a Macbook, so I assume it is also normal for a Pro. I know that my MB acts like that, and always has. I will try to find a reference for you.
     
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    macbook isnt going to run a 23" ACD as well as the MBP will (when working right)
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I believe that clamshell mode only works while plugged into your AC adapter.
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    Ditto.

    when there's a plug nearby for the external, why not use it with the Macbook..I think this is what Apple is assuming you would do.
     
  8. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    My MBP and 23" ACD have always worked that way (i.e. no AC = sleep). Ditto when I use my MBP with a Sammy 245B at work.

    Edit: this is the way I want it to work. It makes connecting/disconnecting simple.
     
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  10. danny_w macrumors 601

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    My Macbook works flawlessly with my 24" (same resolution as a 23" ACD). It is supposed to sleep when unplugged (with an external display) to conserve battery.
     
  11. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Whew, thanks guys I'm glad at least this is normal! I have had no other problems whatsoever except the magsafe green led light going off sometimes.. but still charges.
     

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