Powerbook and monitor issue

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  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have had a 1.33ghz 12 inch powerbook g4 with the 64mb nvidia 5200. And I am ready to hook my Powerbook up to an external display. What options do I have with the 12 inch powerbook?
    Does it only offer display monitoring and can I close the Powerbook while its using the external display. If this can be done, if you could tell me how then I would be extremely grateful.

    Thanks alot.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to power anything up to a 23" Cinema Display with that machine.

    As soon as the PB/OS X detects a 2nd display attached, in screen preferences you will have the option for mirroring or dual.
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    It offers mirroring, extended desktop (switch with F7 on the keyboard)
    You can also run in clamshell mode (powerbook closed, external screen on..)

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  4. Mertzen macrumors 6502

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    Nice educational pic you have there .. how did I not think of using those to teach the n00bs at spycorp ..
     
  5. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanz alot cluthz, but how did you geet the powerbook to run in clamshell mode, did u just press F7 to switch then close the powerbook?
     
  6. Mertzen macrumors 6502

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    After closing you need to press a key on your external keyboard and it will wake up ..
     
  7. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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