using external lcd as only display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dethklok7, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. dethklok7 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    I have an old powerbook g4 thats still running tiger. The hinges to the built in screen is broken so I essentially just want to use it as a desktop. Is there a way I can plug in an external lcd, keyboard and mouse and keep the laptop shut closed and still run? I want to be able to use only my external display as my main and only display.
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    Make sure it is shut down.
    Plug the keyboard, mouse, and monitor into it.
    Press the power button and then close the lid.

    This should put it into "closed clamshell" mode where the computer operates off the external monitor only. This should work unless the contacts that indicate the lid is closed are messed up Good luck.
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA

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