Apple :: MBP Lid Closed Using External LCD

Aug 26, 2009

So I use my 24" LCD external with my mbp lid closed but there seems to be a problem.

After I'm done using the computer, how do I put it to sleep? Normally I would just shut the lid, but the lid is already closed.

So what I did was I just put it sleep manually through the taskbar at the top. But when I woke up this morning my laptop had its fan blowing and the laptop was pretty warm. Almost as if the laptop was still on all night.

Anyone else experience this? If so how do you put it to sleep?

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Dec 13, 2009

I have a MacBook pro which I was using this morning on battery power, closed the lid to take a break, now it won't start up again. Tried plugging in the mains but nothing?

The small 'sleep' light at the front isn't pulsating as normal but is on all the time.

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Apr 20, 2010

Ive never owned or used a MAc before, but Im interested in buying a MacBook Pro....

I have 2 external HDDs.

My 2TB drive is formatted in NTFS, and is used by anyone in the house for backups etc.

Hence I would prefer to keep it as NTFS.

I understand Macs can access NTFS drive data, but cannot write to them. Will I be able to write to the drive through a Windows Boot Camp installation as normal?

My second external HDD is a portable My Passport 500GB, which would be used by the Mac only - so Im assuming HFS+ would be the best format for it?

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Apr 4, 2009

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Jan 2, 2009

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Jul 6, 2009

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Apple :: External Monitor For MBP

Oct 2, 2009

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Jun 25, 2009

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What I want to do is just put everything into an iTunes library, but since I want it all at audio quality (which iTunes can do, yes?) then I need to keep the library on an external drive. How do I set this up, so that uploaded CDs are automatically store on the external HDD?

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Feb 1, 2009

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The main thing I'm confused about here is the connectors for macbook and ps2 for that monitor/tv?

Also I was thinking of 20 or 22"....i'll also use this to watch movies. and i have a separate 2.1 sound system, so i don't need good in-built speakers.

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Mar 17, 2009

I have 2 WD Elements External Drives - 640GB each, one formatted in FAT32, the other in NTFS.

I know OS X does not write NTFS drives, but I've got NTFS for MAC installed.

I have a problem: Everytime I connect either drive and leave them for sometime (at times just a couple of minutes) they eject unexpectedly. An error message pops up saying that the drive has not been properly ejected.

However, there are times where I can connect without problems but when I try to copy a file, half-way it disconnects again (This is with the NTFS-formatted drive)

On my FAT32 drive, when I connect successfully, either I can copy stuff, or the message : "Error Code 0, unexpected error occured" pops out

What should I do? I have disabled the NTFS for MAC driver but it does not solve my problem.

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Mar 24, 2009

I've hooked my Macbook Pro 15" to an external Dell monitor, keyboard and mouse and everything seems to be working fine - I can put the laptop to 'sleep', then wake it up via the external keyboard and then use the external monitor as the main monitor with the laptop screen 'asleep'.

All working fine, but only when I'm using the power adapter. If I try and run from just the battery the laptop keeps going back to sleep. It 'wakes', but after a couple of seconds goes back to sleep.

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Apple :: MBP 13" With External Screen

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Apr 4, 2009

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Feb 23, 2009

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I tried to test it in the game options and it would go up a tiny bit, so I do know it's picking up my voice.

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Apple :: External Monitor Resolution

May 20, 2009

I'm looking for a 24'' external monitor and was interested in one by Asus:


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May 18, 2010

Ive purchased a 4TB external HDD for use with my MBP.

The unit has 2x2TB drives in it, and I have set it to mirror one drive to the other - so I have 2TB of useable space.

1. I always tend to use FAT32 in case I ever want to connect a Windows machine to use it, which isnt very often TBH - but at least I know I can if need be. I dont save any files larger then 4GB onto the drive. Should I stick with FAT32 or move over to HFS+ ? Are there any other benefits to HFS+ over FAT32 other then larger file sizes etc?

2. Is Firewire 800 Hot Swappable - or do I need to connect the drive with my MBP off, then boot up?

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Feb 18, 2009

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The only gripe I have is that it must have Composite Video and Audio inputs, like this one: [url]

And it must work on OS X. The product above specifies only Windows, I have sent an email to the customer service on the website to see if it works on OS X, but until I receive an answer from them I thought I'd ask here.

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Jun 6, 2009

I'm pretty sure I crashed my hard drive. I came back in and my two year old white dual core macbook had froze up. I screwed around with it and finally got it to boot from the external backp drive.(Don't ask me how I did it) I know it had the system on it. I put it on when I did the intial backup a year ago. I tried to reinstall the software but the internal doesn't show up. ANd you can't install to an external hardrive. SO can I just install a new harderive and does anybody have any suggestions as to what brand,size and best deal.

Also there is a ton of upgrades that want to download as the OS I have is over a year old on the external.

I'll be checking in cause I know I probably don't have enough info on here. ANd i aint gonna shut down

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