Using a monitor for viewing ibook.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Malus, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2005

    I was wondering if I would be able to hook an ibook up to a stand alone monitor and view the ibook on there instead of the ibook screen. I know its possible, I'm just too much of a mac newb to figure it out on my own. :(
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Yes. Your iBook comes with a little VGA adapter that you plug into the monitor port on the side. You plug your monitor into that, and it just works.

    Edit: If you need to adjust your settings, choose "system preferences" from the apple menu, then click on the "displays" icon.
  3. Malus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2005
  4. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    if you are feeling adventurous you can download a patch that will enable screen spanning for your iBook allowing you to use both monitors. Do a search on these forums or the web for it. I did it and have had no problems.


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