Macbook & External display problem.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fouster, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Fouster macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2006
    Hit there I am a happy switcher!:)
    I use my macbook 1.83Ghz white with no problems for the last 2 & 1/2 months.
    But the first problem just appeared.. :eek:
    I connect my macbook with an external display via a minidvi to vga cable , in order to use it with the lid closed.

    The problem is that SOMETIMES when i disconnect my macbook from the external display the macbook's screen doesn't turn on.And i have to do a restart.

    Yesterday I connected it to the external display , but the display just showed the blue background with no icons at all. I couldn't again power the macbook's screen so I restarted.

    The problem is that this happens not every time but once in a while!
    Does anybody else have similar problems?
    Thank you!
  2. b.hicks macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2006
    I have exactly the same problem with my Macbook CD and an HP f2105 display. I find I have to open my Macbook's lid and use detect displays before I disconnect.
  3. Fouster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2006
    Ha! I think I find a solution that seems correct so far!

    For connection:
    The macbook is open.
    I connect everything(wireless usb keyboard,mouse and external display)
    wake the mac from external keyboard/mouse

    For disconnection:
    If I sleep the mac and disconnect the external diplay and then open the lid , the macbook's screen doesn't turn on.
    If I sleep the mac,open the lid and then disconnect the display , the macbook's screen STILL doesn't turn on.
    If I open the lid(when the mac is still on) & disconnect the display the macbook's screen is turned on!!

    The thing with "detect displays" you mention works for me too.

    I think that Apple's manual should explain more thoroughly the process of connection & disconnection.

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