Working with an external screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MBP*, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. MBP* macrumors member

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    #1
    I just hooked up my Dell 21" screen via DVI

    I basically want to be able to plug in this and close the lid of my MBP and continue using the screen via the bluetooth keyboard and mouse. However, everytime I do that, the external screen goes into power save mode and turns off. It's making me leave my laptop screen on.
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    Virginia
    #2
    Is the MBP plugged into power? If not, it goes into sleep mode.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    #3
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131

    That should be of some use...
     

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