Using PB with lid closed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sturob, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. sturob macrumors regular

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    I've searched through the archives and read previous posts on the matter, but . . .

    I'm having trouble getting my PB to cooperate with the whole external-monitor-lid-closed thing. I have an external USB keyboard and mouse connected, and a monitor via DVI. I hit every key on the keyboard and it won't awaken, nor with a mouse click. I have to open the PB.

    Is there a trick? Am I just stupid?

    This is a 1 GHz PB 17, with a Dell 24" LCD screen and a regular old keyboard and mouse. OS X 10.4.3.

    Thanks.

    Stuart
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Did you plug in the power adapter? I'm pretty sure it is required.
     
  3. sturob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, gee.

    Turns out, I had plugged the dongle into the Mac, but not the transformer into the wall.

    Thanks.

    Ahem, yes, Macrumors newbie. Mmm hmm.

    Stuart
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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