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    Sep 06, 2010
    turning a laptop into a desktop, need help?
    i currently have a macbook pro purchased late 2009. My family has just purchased a new flat screen TV and we have no use for our old one. I've decided to transform my macbook into a desktop computer. i am going to use the old TV as a display screen, a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. I would like your opinion on whether this will work and any suggestions or changes you recommend. i am going to buy the mini DisplayPort to hdmi adapter from the apple store and use an hdmi cable i have lying around to connect the macbook to the TV. i will then attach a wireless keyboard and mouse i have from an old imac to my macbook . Will this work?

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    Mar 17, 2009
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Yes... maybe. There are variables and you'll have to do research to make sure you have everything you need to suit your particular tv and MBP. See this thread and do a forum search (or Google search) for "Clamshell". This is a well-covered subject on here, so don't forget to use the search function before posting.

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    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

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    Sep 06, 2010
    thank you so much for that link. I have learnt that my version of the macbook pro does not send the audio signal through the mini displayport. Since there wouldn't be sound coming from the TV i have had to rethink my whole setup. I now need to acquire a speaker. I have also learn't that my setup should workfine

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