MacBook with external display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by northy014, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. northy014 macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    How can you make it so that when an external display is connected to a macbook, and you close the lid of the macbook, it keeps running (haven't received either macbook or display yet, so forgive me if it is obvious). Thanks.
  2. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2008
    You need an external keyboard or mouse or both in order to wake it from sleep once closed. I believe the bluetooth keyboard and mouse also wake it from sleep but I can't confirm that.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    waking with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse can be configured in Keyboard & Mouse preferences. also the power cord has to be plugged in to run MacBooks in 'closed lid mode'.

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