Is there anyway I can shut my powerbook to use another monitor?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JasonS4, May 4, 2008.

  1. JasonS4 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    I have a 27" monitor is there anyway I can just shut my powerbook and use the 27" as my monitor via Vga. Instead of haveing 2 open screens?

    I have a 1.5 powerbook if that helps.
  2. ecdmagnum macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2007
    i know how

    Hey Jason,

    All you should have to do is plug in your monitor to the powerbook, close your laptop screen, let it go to sleep, then move your external mouse. It should work like a charm.

    I know this might be the obvious but you do have to have an extra mouse and keyboard to make this work right.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. JasonS4 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    I use and external mouse but I didn't know that you need a keyboard.

    Thanks for the help. I wish i would have found out about this site 5 years ago when I got my first G3 Ibook.

    Thanks a lot for the help Matt
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    well if you dont have a keyboard you wont be able to type anything since your powerbook will be closed and you wont have access to the keyboard on your computer.
  5. JasonS4 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    I just use it for .avi movies I don't need to type anything.

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