macbook works with lid shut ext display?

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

  1. JosephEsquivel macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    #1
    can i leave th elid shut while using an external display? sorry if this is a noob question.
     
  2. thuff13 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    #2
    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

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #3
    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.

    Linky
     

Share This Page