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iBook - Using external monitor and mouse with display closed


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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.

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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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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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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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