Quick question about iBook mirroring..

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  1. intrepkid21 macrumors regular

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    When the ibook mirrors to an external display (VGA), can the computer be closed like a powerbook can? I think that looks awesome.

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  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    No, well No as its not recommended nor designed to. There is a hack to do it though.
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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  4. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Just to clarify, the iBook is not designed to dissapate heat correctly when closed. If you run anything that gets your iBook hot (judging based on my iBook, thats pretty much everything) it'll bake itself if it can't get rid of the heat.
     
  5. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    The hack does not void your warranty. It can be disabled at any time, leaving no trace of its existance.

    To answer your question, though: Yes, it then can be run in "Clamshell" mode, which is with the lid closed, and external display on. However, as posted before, this really isnt recommended as you could damage your computer's components due to overheating.
     
  6. intrepkid21 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    That's an absolute crock!

    The iBook doesn't dissipate heat through the keyboard, like so many believe. The heat is directed out through the hinge vent via a heat pipe. You can just feel the CPU and Graphics heat through the keyboard.

    The iBook will be perfectly fine running in clamshell mode with the Open-Firmware mod, which won't void your warranty as has already been said.
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    yes you can do it. people will tell you all day there is some hack or it will destroy your ibook of whatever. apple designed their laptops with this feature in mind, thats why it exists. jsut turn on the computer. plug in an external mouse or keyboard along with the external display. shut the lid and wake it up using the external mouse/keyboard and your set. ive been doing it since my old pismo and its a valid feature. enjoy.

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