View Full Version : Video out for ibook 600Mhz

Jan 16, 2003, 10:00 AM
I am planning to hook up my ibook to my monitor whenever I am home.

However, I cannot get the ibook to display to the external monitor when I close the lid of the ibook.

It just goes to sleep when I do that. I am pretty sure that this can be done on the pb cause I have seen my professor done that.

Another question is how I am able to power on the ibook from the external keyboard? I remember that old macs can do that (really really old macs; mac newbie).


Jan 16, 2003, 10:08 AM
It may be possible to run the iBook closed, but it is not recommended as the iBook vents some heat throught the keyboard.

Jan 16, 2003, 07:06 PM
Any way that I can do that?

And to power up the ibook from the keyboard?

Jan 17, 2003, 02:33 PM
Anyone know where I can find information about that?


Jan 17, 2003, 02:57 PM
No powerbook will work with the lid closed. I do not know if the Ti can do it.

Jan 17, 2003, 03:33 PM
what ar you talking about? both my brothers G3 wallstreet PB and my dad's Ti will work with the lods closed. All you do connect the monitor and external keyboard/mouse, then close the lid so it goes to sleep, then wake from sleep using the external keyboard and the thing will wake up without using the internal monitor!!

Jan 17, 2003, 03:51 PM
I didn't think this was possible on the iBooks. I just thought all they could do was video mirroring. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think I am.

All the powerbooks since I think at least Wallstreet have had the ability to work with a closed lid assuming an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse were connected.

Jan 17, 2003, 03:59 PM
Link (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88199&SaveKCWindowURL=http%3A%2F%2Fkbase.info.apple.com%2Fcgi-bin%2FWebObjects%2Fkbase.woa%2Fwa%2FSaveKCToHomePage&searchMode=Assisted&kbhost=kbase.info.apple.com&showButton=false&randomValue=100&showSurvey=false&sessionID=anonymous%7C162218919)

Here is the only thing I can find on it, but it really doesn't answer your questions. I would think its possible, but may not be good for the computer.

Jan 17, 2003, 04:27 PM
As far as I know the only way to operate your laptop with the lid closed is by hooking up an external display, keyboard, and mouse. I am pretty sure that is confirmed on Apples website.

Jan 17, 2003, 04:33 PM
Thanks guys, after much research, i found out from apple's discussion forum that ibook does not support lid-closed operation. This is like what robbieduncan mentions, the ibook uses the keyboard as one way of venting heat...what a shame! :(

Here's the link: