New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

MacBook Pro - Macbook Pro with External Monitor


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
brandoncassidy

 
Member Since: Dec 08, 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 17
brandoncassidy is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro/3G iPhone/8GB nano/30GB iPod Video

brandoncassidy is offline
I have a MacBook Pro and a very nice external monitor that I'd like to use rather than buy an iMac for the screen size. So I want to use the MBP with the ext. monitor while the MBP lid is closed. Can someone help me set this up? OR can I even do that? Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
brian0

 
brian0's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 19, 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 65
brian0 is an unknown at this point

brian0 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by brandoncassidy View Post
I have a MacBook Pro and a very nice external monitor that I'd like to use rather than buy an iMac for the screen size. So I want to use the MBP with the ext. monitor while the MBP lid is closed. Can someone help me set this up? OR can I even do that? Thanks
Yes it's possible, but I think I have read somewhere this will cause to much heat.
QUOTE Thanks
TheClam

 
Member Since: Oct 07, 2007
Posts: 19
TheClam is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.2 C2D 4GIG Ram Glossy

TheClam is offline
You need a Blutooth keyboard of mouse.
Set the computer to 'wake on Blutooth'.
Shut the lid wate till sleep then click the mouse or hit the space bar.
I think the apple remote wakes the computer too but not sure.
I also think you need the power adapter plugged in.
Full info on apple support pages.
Hope this helps
QUOTE Thanks
Tofuik

 
Tofuik's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 60
Tofuik is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 2.4, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD @7200// iBook G3 300MHZ!, 512MB RAM!, 40GB HD!

Tofuik is offline
You don't have to have bluetooth at all, just a usb keyboard and mouse will do fine.

Plug in the monitor, close the lid and let the computer go to sleep. Then hit spacebar on the keyboard and it should wake up the computer.

People are worried about heating issues, but heat exits the back of the computer so I don't see why you should be worried. Apple says that it is fine to use the laptop like this with no worries.
QUOTE Thanks
TheClam

 
Member Since: Oct 07, 2007
Posts: 19
TheClam is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.2 C2D 4GIG Ram Glossy

TheClam is offline
Usb? Man, that would of been cheaper!!
QUOTE Thanks
Tofuik

 
Tofuik's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 60
Tofuik is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 2.4, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD @7200// iBook G3 300MHZ!, 512MB RAM!, 40GB HD!

Tofuik is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheClam View Post
Usb? Man, that would of been cheaper!!
Yeah I have an old turquoise mac keyboard that I use, works perfectly and It has a power button heh.
QUOTE Thanks
brandoncassidy

 
Member Since: Dec 08, 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 17
brandoncassidy is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro/3G iPhone/8GB nano/30GB iPod Video

brandoncassidy is offline
Have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Your suggestions worked brilliantly. Thanks everyone. I am nit sure about the USB option, but the bluetooth set up specifically says bluetooth to wake. nothing about USB.
QUOTE Thanks
mattyb123

 
Member Since: Dec 26, 2008
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 39
mattyb123 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Unibody MacBook 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 160GB, GeForce 9400M

mattyb123 is offline
That's how I use my new MacBook exclusively. It's very simple. You can use EITHER bluetooth or USB. And yes, you do have to have it plugged in to power. Just plug everything in, close the lid, and then hit a button on your keyboard or click your mouse. Simple as that!
QUOTE Thanks
Codeseven

 
Member Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posts: 116
Codeseven is on a distinguished road

Codeseven is offline
What Bluetooth Keyboard/mouse combo are you guys using, Logitech, Microsoft?
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« 24" Apple LED Cinema Display VS.42" Samsung (or any other LCD/HDTV)*external monitor* | Connecting a Macbook to a HDTV »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
External hard drive for Final Cut Pro & Macbook pro Sany Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 06-13-2008 01:38 PM
Macbook Pro and External Monitor jeffmikolai Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 02-20-2008 11:01 PM
Which mini-dvi cable is best for connecting macbook to external monitor? PaulOleski Other Hardware and Peripherals 7 12-20-2007 08:20 PM
MacBook with external monitor rogerinlondon Switcher Hangout 4 07-08-2007 11:45 AM
Playing iTunes library from External Drive on Macbook Pro Jamo iPod Hardware and Accessories 4 12-12-2006 07:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?