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    Using external monitor and mouse with display closed
    Hi,
    Could someone please assist.
    I have a iBook G4 laptop. I have tried to connect an external monitor and a mouse but unfortunately it hasn't worked for me. I have followed the instructions from the apple website (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86286)
    When I reached step 6 and closed my laptop lid and awoke the computer, the desktop screen flicked up on the external monitor for about 1/2 a second and then it shut down again and I could hear the laptop go back into sleep mode.

    Please help.

    regards,
    Matt

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    It is not possible with an iBook. The iBook cannot safely operate while closed.

    Notice that the article you linked to is for the PowerBook, MacBook, and MacBook Pro only.

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    Does this mean it IS possible to use a mouse and external monitor on the macbook?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    Does this mean it IS possible to use a mouse and external monitor on the macbook?
    ..yes

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    Thanks very much for your help. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    Does this mean it IS possible to use a mouse and external monitor on the macbook?
    Yes, this was my home office with my Macbook before I upgraded to the MBP: http://flickr.com/photos/kfordham281/514985076/
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