View Full Version : About keeping 12" PBs on when closed up...

Ryan McCanical
Apr 20, 2004, 07:07 PM
I'm going to be buying a 12" powerbook, a 17" display, and a keyboard and mouse so when I'm at home its like I have a desktop. One question though.. how can you close up the powerbook and turn the screen off without actually turning the computer off (so the signal still goes to thelarger screen)? Thanks!

Apr 20, 2004, 07:30 PM
You simply have to have the display and the KB/Mouse connected to the PB when you close the lid, and it will work!

Apr 20, 2004, 07:33 PM
[Edit: Ignore this post in loo of what was writen above]

I'll be doing what your doing, I just bought my 12" Referb today. Back when I was Eniregnat (a dyslexic tangerinE iBook user), the Insomnia plug-in was popular. The fear was that the life of the processor would be shortened if people ran the computer wile closed. From the posts I read over the years, running the computer wile closed never did any damage.

The PB's are different. The 12" runs the coolest of the 3 models, but it's still pretty hot to me. It is almost uncomfortably hot, even when open. I would not recommend it, even if you find a way to do it. In short, get a iCurve (http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=iCurve&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&sa=N&tab=ff), or something to help with air circulation, and to give yourself a place to stoe the keyboard. I hope you had the cash for a bluetooth (https://www.bluetooth.org/) keyboard and mouse.

Apr 20, 2004, 10:08 PM
I'm planning to do the same thing soon with my rev. B powerbook 12". I've never heard of the heat being a problem...