About keeping 12" PBs on when closed up...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ryan McCanical, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. Ryan McCanical macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2004
    I'm going to be buying a 12" powerbook, a 17" display, and a keyboard and mouse so when I'm at home its like I have a desktop. One question though.. how can you close up the powerbook and turn the screen off without actually turning the computer off (so the signal still goes to thelarger screen)? Thanks!
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    You simply have to have the display and the KB/Mouse connected to the PB when you close the lid, and it will work!
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    [Edit: Ignore this post in loo of what was writen above]

    I'll be doing what your doing, I just bought my 12" Referb today. Back when I was Eniregnat (a dyslexic tangerinE iBook user), the Insomnia plug-in was popular. The fear was that the life of the processor would be shortened if people ran the computer wile closed. From the posts I read over the years, running the computer wile closed never did any damage.

    The PB's are different. The 12" runs the coolest of the 3 models, but it's still pretty hot to me. It is almost uncomfortably hot, even when open. I would not recommend it, even if you find a way to do it. In short, get a iCurve , or something to help with air circulation, and to give yourself a place to stoe the keyboard. I hope you had the cash for a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I'm planning to do the same thing soon with my rev. B powerbook 12". I've never heard of the heat being a problem...

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