Removing External Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 01chris, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. 01chris macrumors newbie

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    I have just seen another thread here which links to the following Apple KB article about running in clamshell mode.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131

    It says something about putting your laptop to sleep before removing the external monitor. I am not running in clamshell mode but I have a dual screen setup using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter.

    When I take my MBP (2010 - see sig) off my desk, do I need to put it to sleep to remove the Mini DisplayPort connector, and, if so, does anyone know why this is necessary?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    It is not necessary. The system with reconfigure itself back to single screen. The sleep while in clamshell mode is just in case there are issues. Early PowerBooks, would crash if you removed the monitor while in Clamshell mode. But there are no problems outside of clamshell mode.

    TEG
     
  3. 01chris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok brilliant. Thank you very much for the quick reply. =]
     
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