Powerbook Display?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kent_ridge, May 26, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    Is there any option to make my powerbook not sleep each time I close the lid??

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    There are hacks (do a search for "clamshell mode"), but the only way to do this without changing anything is to connect an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

    MP
     
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    zach

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    #3
    I'm sure there are hacks for this, but it baffles me why you'd want to.. care to enlighten me?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot.

    It'll be good if I can keep my pb running when I move around and still need to use the internet. Now I need to leave the lid open a little else I'll be d/c.
     
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    aricher

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    #5
    I've been wondering about the same thing - I want to use my PB's hard drive while the lid is closed - I've been envisioning a stop motion movie (using iStopMotion) but having the PB open while video recording in motion is a bit tricky.
     
  6. mms
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    It tends to be a bad idea to do this, especially when you move around with it. The hard drive will still be spinning, so if you bump/drop/harm it when you move it, then there's always the risk of disk damage. Furthermore, the laptop is designed so that some heat is released from the keyboard; closed-lid operation inhibits dissipation of that heat.
     
  7. mms
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