Using a MacBook with the lid closed and external LCD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by badoian, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. badoian macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    Hello Forum gurus.

    New to the mac world, just got two machines, one for wife and me. :D Very excited about making the switch from windows.

    We have hooked the MacBook up to a 22inch HD LCD, and want to be able to use it with the lid closed. Is this possible? We have the apple keyboard and mightymouse.

    Thank you in advance and sorry for the simple nature of my question.

  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    Just close the lid, it will go to sleep. Then press a key on an external keyboard or mouse and it will wake up again with the display on the external monitor.
  3. badoian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thank you tyr2 for the quick response.

  4. hidehide macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2007
    However, after activating the external monitor as the only monitor to show up, I will open back the lid.. since it will get hot when the lid is close..
  5. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    You can also boot from the external monitor, but connecting it while the computer is off and closing the lid as soon as you power up.
  6. clast macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007

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