Video out for ibook 600Mhz

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    I am planning to hook up my ibook to my monitor whenever I am home.

    However, I cannot get the ibook to display to the external monitor when I close the lid of the ibook.

    It just goes to sleep when I do that. I am pretty sure that this can be done on the pb cause I have seen my professor done that.

    Another question is how I am able to power on the ibook from the external keyboard? I remember that old macs can do that (really really old macs; mac newbie).

    Thanks!
     
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    robbieduncan

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    It may be possible to run the iBook closed, but it is not recommended as the iBook vents some heat throught the keyboard.
     
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    Any way that I can do that?

    And to power up the ibook from the keyboard?
     
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    Anyone know where I can find information about that?

    Thanks
     
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    mymemory

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    No powerbook will work with the lid closed. I do not know if the Ti can do it.
     
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    what ar you talking about? both my brothers G3 wallstreet PB and my dad's Ti will work with the lods closed. All you do connect the monitor and external keyboard/mouse, then close the lid so it goes to sleep, then wake from sleep using the external keyboard and the thing will wake up without using the internal monitor!!
     
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    I didn't think this was possible on the iBooks. I just thought all they could do was video mirroring. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think I am.

    All the powerbooks since I think at least Wallstreet have had the ability to work with a closed lid assuming an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse were connected.
     
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    Link

    Here is the only thing I can find on it, but it really doesn't answer your questions. I would think its possible, but may not be good for the computer.
     
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    Closing Lid while operating computer

    As far as I know the only way to operate your laptop with the lid closed is by hooking up an external display, keyboard, and mouse. I am pretty sure that is confirmed on Apples website.
     
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