Running external screen from g4 pbook with lid closed

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  1. appledrone macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have an old 17 inch g4 powerbook that I now want to keep plugged into my 32 inch lcd tv as a media player. It all works fine but when I close the powerbook lid the screen on the tv goes blank.

    Is there a way of stopping the powerbook from sleeping when the lid is closed?

    thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Plug in a USB keyboard and/or mouse. Then you can wake it up in clamshell mode...
     
  3. appledrone thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was hoping to use my bluetooth keyboard and mouse - will thiat work as well?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think so as long as the wake for Bluetooth devices checkbox is checked in system preferences (think it's in the Bluetooh pane, might be Keyboard and Mouse)...
     
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