help ibook clamshell mode

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by keithpetey, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. keithpetey macrumors member

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    im trying to run my 12" 1.2 ghz ibook in clamshell mode but whenever i do it only displays the extended display on my external monitor. so i cannot see the dock or top bar. i got it to work once when i just started hitting keys but i cannot get it to work again. have any ideas? also system prefs seems to crash alot when i use clamshell mode.

    thanks,
    keith
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    Have you tried changing screen resolutions to match the external display?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Don't use iBooks in clamshell mode. Unlike PowerBooks (which have this feature inbuilt), iBooks dissipate a large proportion of their heat through the keyboard and having the screen closed severely limits this leading to...



    ...And quite possibly long term hardware damage. :(
     
  4. keithpetey thread starter macrumors member

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    the funny thing is that i had my hd crash on it so i took it to the apple store where they fixed it. while i was there i inquired about how to use only an external display and the genius said to just close the top. when i asked her about heat issues and the lcd, she said that it will be fine as long as the bottom was raised like on an iclear.
     

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