Would a macbook pro work without an lcd display (just connected to a TV)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kkamiloglu, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. kkamiloglu macrumors newbie

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    My macbook pro 15's screen is dead and I don't want to buy a new one. I've been using it connected to my tv for a while now and the display has started to feel irritating and unnecessary so I wanna get rid of it completely.

    Would the laptop still work if I removed the display?

    Does anyone know a good how to guide? (please keep in mind that it will be the first time I will be opening up a laptop)

    Thanks...
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It would work, but would be inviting more dust inside. I'd just run it in clamshell mode.
     
  3. kkamiloglu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't do that because I'm still using the keyboard and the trackpad, but thanks for the advice!
     
  4. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Man stop being cheap and get a keyboard and mouse. Kills me how people would rather risk further damage than spend a few bucks and avoid it.
     
  5. kkamiloglu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :D I guess you're right. I was kinda bored and felt like trying something new. But is there a risk involved in removing a display?
     
  6. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    There is the risk of it not booting at all without a display as well as dust getting all in you MacBook and causing more problems later. I say just buy a cheap USB KB/MS combo and use it in clamshell mode.
     
  7. kkamiloglu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for showing me the right way to go.
     

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