Posted 24 January 2012 - 14:01
A few months ago, my macbook pro (2011) suffered some water damage somehow and the display stopped working, but as far as I can tell everything else works. Everything turns on and it makes it's usually noises, and pressing the volume keys/keyboard brightness keys do what they should, just no display at all. External doesn't work either.
So I gave up on it for a while because I didn't feel like paying $800+ for a logic board, when I wasn't really that impressed with the laptop in the first place. Then for the past few days, I wanted to see if I could somehow get into the system again to enable screen sharing. I had realvncinstalled, but apparently it was a version that was not compatible with Lion, which I had installed just a few weeks before the aforementioned problem. So I can see the macbook on the network, and it tries to connect with realvnc, but realvnc crashes once trying to load the desktop.
I decided to download a vmware image of OSX 10.6 and use it as a makeshift screen so I could theortically guess what was on the other screen when I inputted keyboard commands. I tried installing the updated realvnc this way, and even going into the settings panel and enabling screen/ssh sharing. But alas this didn't seem to work, which makes me think some of the keys perhaps do not work. Which brings me to the point of the question of this thread.
I took the HDD of my macbook pro out, and hooked it up to my windows 7 desktop (which has the osx 10.6 vmware installation). I am aware that windows can't see the mac hdd partition of the harddrive, and most application's I've tried in windows can't do anything with it either. Is there anyway I can boot the raw HDD of my mac osx installation inside a vmware-type application? Even if I have to run the program inside of my other virtualized mac, is there anything I can do?
I just want to change the settings so I can remotely connect to the laptop through vnc.
Thanks for any suggestions.