Front Row with lid closed

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I searched for this problem on the forums, and didn't find anything, so if it was posted before, please forgive me.

When I try to use front row on an external display with the remote, my C2D MacBook wakes for a couple seconds, then goes right back to sleep. I searched the internet, and found a couple of people who fixed it by plugging in a USB mouse. Is there a way to get it to work without using a USB device? I tried both mirror mode and ext. desktop mode.


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    I got it to work after plugging into AC. It was a little goofy coming back off of it though. I opened the lid again and shut it, expecting it to go back to sleep, and it didn't. So I opened it back up, and the screen was disabled, but the external monitor was working. I disconnected the external, and had to open and shut the lid tlike 3 or 4 times, and it finally went back to sleep. I guess I'll play with it some more to figure out the exact steps I need to make it work right.
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