iBook/IMac monitor spanning

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by doubledark, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. doubledark macrumors newbie

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    Before I purchase an iBook, can anyone please explain the firmware process to me. I need to have the dual monitor setup; and money is an issue, so I can't afford the PB.

    I would appreciate any help.
     
  2. wwooden macrumors 68000

    wwooden

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    go to this website

    go here. If should tell you everything you need to know. I have never done it but I'm sure some people around here have.
     
  3. doubledark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can anyone please explain the firmware process to me. I know that link but on OS 9 I can't open the file to see what's involved; that's why I'm asking for help from someone who has done the upgrade.
    thanks
     
  4. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

    Finiksa

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    It's easy, the download contains an AppleScript. Double click it and you'll be given three options, "Enable Spanning", "Disable Spanning" and "Cancel". So you also use the same script if you ever want to revert it back to factory specs.

    The script doesn't actually "Flash" the firmware it just changes a default value saved in firmware, you can also do a standard firmware reset and the iBook will be back to the default settings, it doesn't do anything permanent or harmful.
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    And it works like a charm!

    I used it with my G3 800 iBook, and I love it!
     

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