Converting a macbook into a desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Optimus Primes, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Optimus Primes macrumors member

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    So I wanted to convert my macbook into a desktop. I dont mean taht I want to run in a clamshell mode but literally remove it from its casing and make it run. SO my first step was to remove the lcd from it. Which I did. Now I hooked it up to a TV that I have with a component cable but the picture on the tv is VERY bad. I dont know if its the cable or its just the computer itself. Is s-video better? The display properties only give me a choice to go upto 1024x768.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    S-video is a really poor input method. It's better to go with a vga cable or hdmi. The macbook can output 720p with no problem, it probably can go up to 1080p.
     
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    The OP likely has a standard definition tv, not an HDTV. Only HDTV's support VGA and HDMI. The OP might want to get a new external display/TV.
     

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