MacBook video adapter

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  1. mdickson macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking about getting the Mini-DV to Video adapter to hook up my MacBook to my TV.

    If I hooked everything up and then closed my MacBook, would the video still be played on the TV or would the MacBook go to sleep like normal?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You need an external keyboard and mouse (usually) to keep it from going to sleep in clamshell mode.

    InsomniaX should work as well.
     
  3. mdickson thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a bluetooth Mighty Mouse. Will it work alone?
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Not usually. An external keyboard is almost always required.

    TEG
     
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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    WAIT!

    I just remembered that an Apple Remote can wake up a laptop in clamshell mode. :D

    That gives you VLC, Quicktime, and Front Row controls.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Good Call...

    Eldorian! Yes, the REMOTE and the MOUSE will allow your MB to operate with the MB in "clamshell mode" but to ensure you get the Full Screen, you must have the MOUSE attached to click on view and then release when Full Screen is highlighted. No need for InsomniaX!!! COOL! :p:cool:
     
  8. mdickson thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll try this out this afternoon. Thanks for the info.
     
  9. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Close your macbook - it goes to sleep
    Connect up the cables - DVI, speakers and power
    Then pop in a usb device (such as a flash drive) into one of the ports f the macbook. Itwakes up using the tv as the main monitor, and the macbook screen stays off, even if you open it up.
     
  10. mdickson thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm happy to report that no external keyboard or Apple Remote was needed. The bluetooth mouse worked on its own to wake up the computer and use in clamshell mode.
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Alright...

    good to hear! Yep, my BT Mouse did the same this morning! Good to know. :cool:
     

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