Macbook pro - dual monitor problem please help!

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

  1. Sacred macrumors member

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    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!

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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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