G4 PB 12" Blanks when miniDVI connected

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  1. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

    rjphoto

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    Weird thing happened tonight.

    I plugged in the Mini DVI connector to my G4 12" PB and when I woke it up the screen came on and then blanked out when the monitor (TV) came on.

    Unfortunately it wasn't in mirroring mode.

    The only way I could find to get the built in LCD back on was to unplug the DVI and reboot.

    It's been a little flakey lately. Sometimes it won't recognize the auxiliary monitor. Tonight it's the other way around...

    Still trying...
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Aug 21, 2004
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    You don't have DVI on the 867mhz 12" Powerbook G4. You have VGA/mini VGA plug.

    Not sure what to tell you... you have the equivalent of an iBook output.
     
  3. rjphoto thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rjphoto

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    I always thought it was a mini DVI.

    Oh, well.

    After a couple of more reboots, both screens finally worked...
     
  4. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    Did you press the screen button (along the F keys)? You might need to hold down 'fn' before pressing it.

    AppleMatt
     

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