MacBook Pro and external monitor Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by efengle, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. efengle macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2007
    If I have an external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and close the lid to the MBP, does the computer still go to sleep?

    I am thinking about using an external monitor and then keyboard and mouse. I know of other notebooks that do not sleep when external monitor is connected and the lid is close.

    Any info is much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. xxMacAttackxx macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2008
    It will initially go to sleep, and then you can re wake it with the space bar, and it will awake, with the lid still closed and displaying only on the external monitor..
  3. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    I usually turn it on and quickly close it. The reason being is if you want to use the full 2560x1600 res, if your monitor supports it, you gotta.
  4. timeslip macrumors member

    May 20, 2007
    Uuh confused, even when I use my MBP LCD, I can still run my 30" at 2560x1600.

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