Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2012
    Macbook Pro with no Screen - No picture on external
    I recently purchased a used Macbook Pro that does not have the top (screen etc) attached to it. It was shown to work on an external monitor in pictures from the seller so for now let's assume it works.

    Things of note:

    -Turning it on does sound the chime
    -The monitor and cable do work (recently tested on PC)
    -I'm using the DVI out connection

    So what I'm trying to do is simply get the monitor to show the display from the pro when I boot up. Any suggestions/keystroke walkthroughs? Thanks very much
    and let me know if more information is required.

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Start the MacBook Pro up with the lid closed. Make sure you have an external USB keyboard and mouse before you do.... See this Apple KB article: LINK One caveat here... you must be on AC power as it will not work if the MBP is operating on battery only.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2012
    Well the issue is there is no lid whatsoever but I will follow the rest of the instructions and report back, thanks.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2012
    No luck. I'll keep searching. Any further suggestions are most welcome.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2012
    shameless bump

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Screen picture MacBook pro
    By Rickyb in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-23-2013, 12:41 AM
  2. Macbook pro and external screen view
    By Simon.Nielsen in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-24-2012, 04:58 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-17-2011, 12:43 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-16-2010, 04:32 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-04-2010, 04:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts