Running a PB or iBook with lid shut?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by soccerfan, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. soccerfan macrumors member

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    #1
    Another 2 pre-purchase questionw here....

    1. My idea is to hook it to an external monitor, and use a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to work. If I go with either an iBook or a PB, can I run it with the lid shut? That's be much nicer than keeping it open...

    2. I have an old 14" VGA Samsung monitor - can I hook that stright up to a PB or iBook? Do I need an adaptor of any sort?
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    Ans 1) you can't run an iBook with lid closed, the powerbook can. Even if you use the clamshell hack for the iBook, you wont be able to wake it up with bluetooth mouse.

    Ans 2) Both can do it. Both adaptors, mini-vga to vga(iBook) and mini-dvi to vga(pb) are included.

    cheers
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    Or full DVI -> VGA, if the PB is a 15" or 17"
     

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