How to disable sleeping while using external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pur3h8r3d, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. pur3h8r3d macrumors member

    pur3h8r3d

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    I recently acquired a 17" Powerbook G4, and I wanted use it as a home computer by plugging in a keyboard, mouse, and larger monitor. My question is "is there a way to close the lid on the laptop to where it doesn't sleep, but still displays on the external monitor?" I'm using insomniax as a temporary solution right now, but I didnt know if there was built in method of this. Any info would be great. Thanks

    -David
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    San Francisco California, USA
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    I've closed the lid on my MBAir and MBP while running on my Sony Bravia 40" LCD and continued to operate with my remote and everything runs just fine...
     

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