Making external monitor main w/out seeing computer screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djserg, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. djserg macrumors newbie

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    So my question is how to make an external monitor the main one. I've found several posts on this topic but my problem is that the screen on my Macbook is broken and you cant see anything at all.

    Does anyone know if there is a key command for this or anyway to do it on the second screen? Someone said I had to buy a keyboard and mouse, hope thats not true.

    Thanks
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    #2
    F7 on mine turns on mirrored screens, from there you can make the changes you need.

    Cheers,
     
  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    close the computer, wait for sleep light to start breathing. Connect external monitor while asleep. Open the computer, for 1-2 seconds, then close again until external monitor comes on. Repeat until you get the timing right. Then you can open the computer and use keyboard/trackpad just as you normally would but with the external monitor.
    Sorry to hear your screen doesn't work :(
     
  4. djserg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Held down F7 but didn't work on mine
     
  5. djserg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANKS!! That worked!
     

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