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After you press the power button at startup, close the lid before the screen turns on, and this will turn off the display and let it boot.
Hope this helps!Mac Pro (2008), MacBook Pro (2010), Mac mini Server (2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4), Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, ACSP, ACTC
If you are using an HDMI cable, close the lid and let the computer go to sleep. Make sure HDMI is active on your TV (and the TV says "no signal"), and then plug in the adapter to your computer with the lid closed. The computer should wake up in a few seconds, and show up on your tv. Once the screen shows up on your tv, you can open the lid to use the keyboard and the picture will remain on the tv but not the screen.
If you are not using the hdmi cable, you can still try this method, but it may not work. This is the only way I know of to get the macbook air to work in clamshell mode. Plugging in a USB keyboard or using a bluetooth keyboard or mouse doesn't seem to work like it does with the macbooks. I don't know why though.
hope this helped
Message was edited by: Robert RodriguezDual 1.8 G5; MBA 2010; iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
That's referred to as clamshell mode. Here are the specs on how:
CaptfrediMac 27" i7, iMac 20", Mini(2010) Server, MBPro, MBAir, iPhone 3GS, TV, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Capt. Fred, those directions haven't seemed to work with the newest MBA. At least it hasn't worked for me. They worked perfectly with my macbook, but nothing worked with the MBA. Very strange...Dual 1.8 G5; 1.2 iBook G4; 1.66 Duo Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10)