Macbook pro - dual monitor problem please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sacred, May 13, 2011.

  1. Sacred macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2006
    Hi Guys,

    I've got an MBP 17" and the monitors broken (stays grey with white/black lines on) however when plugged into an external monitor I can see my desktop background but no dock/task bar at the top of the screen. Is their any way I can get it to swap around so that I can see my desktop on the monitor instead of the broken MBP 17"? Or a way to mirror the screen across?

    I really need to get access to the computer so that I'm able to salvage my data as Apple have quoted me £450 for the rapair which is extortion!

  2. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
    There's a keyboard shortcut for mirroring. Can't remember it though - i'm afraid i'm only the bearer of (good?) news.
  3. thatisme macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2010
    United States
    try OPTION + DECREASE BRIGHTNESS. This should get you into display mode toggling. OPTION + INCREASE BRIGHTNESS should get you into display preferences.
  4. FongMan macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2006
    I believe it's Command + F1 OR Command + Shift + F1. Since you are using a laptop you might want to try adding the FN to those combinations.

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