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    hooking up macbook pro tv?
    hi i have a 2008 macbook pro with a broken screen that im trying to hook up to a external display. was wondering if this is even possible because the screen wont turn on at all on the laptop its just black i also dont have a keyboard so im going to need to use the one on my laptop. i have the mini displayport to hdmi & i have a hdmi cable. any help on hooking this up would be appreciated thanks.

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    You could attempt to try hitting fn+F7

    This should change display modes(mirrored or extended)
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    Connecting your Mac to your TV

    Invaluable information there . . . . .

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    ok thanks 4 th info guys

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    You could attempt to try hitting fn+F7
    Doesn't work on the 2008 models on up. I wish it did. Apple replaced that keyboard shortcut and some others with the iTunes controls.

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    so i finnaly hooked it up to the tv and that seems to be working fine but When I turn it on the screen shows the apple and the spiral underneath it spinning like it should but it just goes to a white screen after that. i have seen some post saying to try and boot from the hard drive with the option key but that does nothing white screen then a black screen my comps a 2008 15 inch macbook pro and i havent used it since early 2009 its been in the box because of the broken lcd anybody kno whats going on?

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