MacBook Pro won't turn off with External monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Renecek, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Renecek macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2011
    Hello, I have MBP 13" with external monitor iiyama ProLite E2773HS connected via this IMG_7274.jpg

    If I close MBP, all windows move to external monitor and macbook is still turned on.
    Is there any solution how to fix that please?

    Thank you.

    MacBook Pro 13" (Early 2011) | OSX Yosemite 10.10.5
  2. 0d085d macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    This is clamshell mode, and is actually an (albeit extremely annoying in this case) intended feature.

    So far the only way round it I've found is to put the laptop to sleep *before* closing the lid, either by clicking on the Apple menu and choosing Sleep or by setting up a hot corner in System Preferences -> Mission Control.

    There's also this thread which suggests running this command in Terminal:
    sudo nvram boot-args="niog=1"
    and then restarting the laptop with the lid shut. I haven't tried this myself.

    (run sudo nvram -d boot-args to reset)
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    That is normal behaviour. You're entering what's known as clamshell mode.

    Hit Fn+power button before shutting the lid to sleep the computer.
  4. professional445 macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2015
  5. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    thats an incredibly normal amount for me. While I appreciate the noble pursuit of a cordless workstation, the reality in many industries is you still have to plug a lot of stuff in, and i'm regularly frustrated that i have to juggle unplugging and pluggin in various peripherals throughout my work day.
  6. Renecek thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2011
    thank you guys. So I'm using CTRL+Shift+Eject before I close the lid.

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