iBook and secondary display

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sbluetruck, Mar 8, 2008.

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    sbluetruck

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    #1
    I have an old Dell CRT I'm using currently with my iBook and I want to know how I can just use the display and close the iBook when at my desk without the computer sleeping. Currently if I try waking the computer with the keyboard or mouse, it wakes up for about five seconds before going back to sleep. Is there any way around this or do i just have to keep the iBook Open?
     
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    zoziw

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    You can't use your iBook with a secondary monitor with the lid down by default. I seem to recall that there was a hack going around a couple of years ago to get around this but I also seem to recall that the iBook vents heat through the keyboard and the hack was not recommended for that reason.

    You could try searching for the hack but I wouldn't recommend it. Just keep you lid open and turned to the side so you can't see it.
     
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    sbluetruck

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    thanks! that's what i've been doing and it's not that bad of an option really, it's just not the most convenient, but it's not putting me back at all, so i can't complain.
     

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