macbook works with lid shut ext display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JosephEsquivel, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. JosephEsquivel macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
    can i leave th elid shut while using an external display? sorry if this is a noob question.
  2. thuff13 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    I don't know about the MacBook, but with the iBook you weren't supposed to be able to do this. However, there was a "hack" to enable it. I don't remember exactly what you had to do, but I'm sure if you google it you can find out.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yes, you can operate a MacBook in lid-closed ("clamshell") mode as long as you have an external display, keyboard, and mouse connected to it.


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