View Full Version : help with some external screen config with my powerbook g4

Nov 29, 2012, 09:24 PM
ok so long story short i have a 17" powerbook g4 that is hooked up to an external display and it works just fine expect one thing......... the display itself is having issues and for the first 5 or so minutes the screen flashes and i think this i due to a bad capacitor. but if there is some way in which i can put the powerbook to sleep and keep a screen saver running on the external screen so it would have continuous power to it. if this cant be achieved i might just see if i can get the g4 to go into the screen saver and have it displayed on the other screen.

if you can help i would really appreciate it, but i still need to check out the capacitors

Thanks ahead of time,

Nov 30, 2012, 07:29 AM
Set your Mac not to sleep and use a screen saver. There are a number of good one's out there other than the defaults. I use a flipclock screensaver called Fliqlo.

My screen is at least doing something useful when it's off.

Nov 30, 2012, 08:16 AM
I don't know if this would help but you could try running it in Closed Clamshell Mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131).

Nov 30, 2012, 02:31 PM
i dont want to run it in clam shell because i want both screens
i will try the sleep suggestion