help with some external screen config with my powerbook g4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by boneskid1, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. boneskid1
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    macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    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,
  2. eyoungren
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    macrumors G5


    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    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.
  3. crewkid89
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    Jun 16, 2011
    United States
  4. boneskid1
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    thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    i dont want to run it in clam shell because i want both screens
    i will try the sleep suggestion

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