Turning a macbook into a mac mini.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lacs21, May 25, 2009.

  1. lacs21 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2009
    Hi guys

    Well my macbook keyboard is busted so I thought I would turn it into a mac mini. I have a 24 hdmi so Im going to get mini dvi to hdmi cable for the monitor. I need to figure out if I can disable the screen on the macbook. If I close the macbook it always goes into sleep so may be there is a way to disable that? I will use the blue tooth keyboard and mouse. but to complete the transformation I need to disable the screen.

  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    After closing the top, when you move the mouse it'll come out of sleep. Either that, or you can install Insomiax--> http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22211
  3. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
  4. marold280 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2008
    you just have to have a keyboard plugged in and a mouse
  5. lacs21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2009
    ahh thanks guys alot for that help. NOw all I need to do is reposition the power button so that I wont have to open the screen everytime I need to turn the computer on.
  6. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008
    Or just leave it on all the time? :)
  7. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    if you want good lid-closed operation then take the bezel off the screen and take out the magnet on the left hand side, then the computer wont know the lid is shut, for your purpose i wouldnt think that matters.

    there's a guide for taking the screen bezel off on the site that sells new gels for the apple logo (so you can make it green or a nation's flag etc)

    i dont know what the macbook will do if you unplug screen, it might just not display or it might make the external the primary even for things like boot screens
  8. lacs21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2009
    Thanks then I can keep from going into sleep mode when the lid is closed. Ive read you have to reconnect the mini dvi everytime.

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