Screen for Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kikobarbada, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. kikobarbada macrumors regular

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    Good morning.

    I have a Macbook 2.16ghz 2gb ram 160hd and I would like to know if I can connect any CRT or LCD screen on it and how would I do that. Also, I know if I close the notebook screen it puts it to sleep, how can I close the lid without the extra screen going to sleep?

    Finally, I would like to know something about the MiniDVI to DVi being 15 centimetres long so how do I connect it to a more far away screen? And what is the hole in the macbook that the DVI cord goes into?

    Thanks, Kiko.
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    You can connect it to an external screen using a Mini-Dvi to VGA or Mini-Dvi to DVI cord which you can get from an Apple store. When you close the lid on your Macbook and it's connected to a display with an external keyboard and mouse, just wiggle the mouse and it'll wake back up.
     
  3. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally, I would like to know something about the MiniDVI to DVi being 15 centimetres long so how do I connect it to a more far away screen? And what is the hole in the macbook that the DVI cord goes into?
     
  4. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    You don't connect that cord straight to the monitor. You connect it like this.

    Mini-Dvi -> Normal Dvi Cord -> Monitor
     
  5. kikobarbada thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks, just went to an Apple Solutions Centre earlier today and he explained me all about it and I bought it.

    Thanks.
     

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