Thread: external display question/power
10-02-2006, 02:53 AM #1QuruliGuestexternal display question/power
I am new to Mac and decided to buy a ibook G4 to see if I could get on with the system and it seems excellent. But I would like some advice.
I have a HD LCD and hook up my centrino to it to watch movies etc. I know this is possible with the ibook, but either as a tiled display or as a dual monitor. Is there anyway to have the LCD as the primary and only monitor?
Also is there anyway to get the mac to stay switched on when you close the lid? As if the LCD is the main display then the ibook should be closed and that would mean I can just simply sit it on my TV stand.
Any advice is more than welcome.
10-02-2006, 03:03 AM #2sursucioflaGuestOriginally Posted by Quruli
10-02-2006, 03:06 AM #3sursucioflaGuest
And second question is no. There are hacks for the ibook for clamshell mode but it is nothing that is native to your computer. Heat is released through the keyboard on ibook and that means heat rising. Do you know how hot your ibook will get and guess where the heat goes? Yep, right to your display and it will eventually ruin it.
I will give some threads on the topic in a few. It is not good to do that at all.
10-02-2006, 03:11 AM #4sursucioflaGuest
10-02-2006, 03:16 AM #5QuruliGuest
sorry double posted
10-02-2006, 03:17 AM #6QuruliGuest
Thanks a lot for the great info. Do the MacPro's work in the same?
As that is what I really want but I just want to use the OS for a while before I buy one. But I guess the best way is to get a Mac mini too.
10-02-2006, 03:23 AM #7sursucioflaGuestOriginally Posted by Quruli
10-02-2006, 03:45 AM #8QuruliGuest
Thats cool I will buy a mac mini sometime in the future.
Thanks a lot for the information.
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