I have a 2013 MacBook Pro being used with a Thunderbolt monitor. It has been working fine. But just recently, it has begun not mirroring the screen to the monitor when it is closed. I am running El Capitan, but have been doing so for awhile. This issue just started yesterday. When I open up the MacBook, the monitor turns on and displays the mirrored desktop, then goes dark when I shut the MacBook. Help please.
This is a known issue with that era of MacBookPros. You may be eligible for a the MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program: If you are, they will fix it for free even if you are out of warrantee (I had my mid 2012 repaired under this program.)
Apple has determined that a small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts. These MacBook Pro systems were sold between February 2011 and December 2013.