Converting a macbook into a desktop

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

  1. Optimus Primes macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    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


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    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.

Share This Page