Macbook Clamshell Mode

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  1. emoore macrumors regular

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    Ok this maybe a stupid question but I am trying to use my Macbook in clamshell mode. I have a Samsung external monitor hooked up via DVI and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. When I close the Macbook I can't wake it up with the keyboard or mouse. I do have the option in System Pref to wake with Bluetooth device but it will now work. I also have the power cord plugged into the Macbook. I even tried using a USB mouse and I still cannot use the macbook in Clamshell mode. Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    just a thought. clamshell mode can only be run if the laptop's ac adapter is plugged in. could this be your problem?
     
  3. emoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    The AC adapter is plugged in. Still cannot run clamshell mode.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  5. chscag macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you have your external monitor setup correctly in System Preferences, Displays. You should have it set so that it mirrors the MacBook.

    Just a WAG here but....

    Also check the settings on your Samsung. I also have a Samsung (Syncmaster 220wm) and I know that if the monitor is set to VGA input it won't work. The MacBook will appear as if it won't wake until I open the lid. Setting it for digital input restores clam shell mode.

    Regards.
     
  6. emoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the help. My settings were correct. It turns out that I got it to work after turning the mouse off and then on again. I had a feeling it would be something easy like that.
     

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