Can I run an external dvi monitor with the lid closed on a new Powerbook 12"?
July 1, 2005 12:09 AM   Subscribe

Can I run an external dvi monitor with the lid closed on a new Powerbook 12"?
posted by cmacleod to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 


Thank you
posted by cmacleod at 12:47 AM on July 1, 2005


There are mixed reports, but I'd be cautious about running it with the LCD over the keyboard. The heat that's rising off the keyboard is going to be absorbed by the LCD.
posted by mikeh at 12:22 PM on July 1, 2005


yeah there's alot of people that will tell you it's a heat issue. apparently older powerbooks had vents that would be blocked when closed, but they would not wake when closed.

new powerbooks vent from behind, and the side, and if you search for "lid closed" in mac help, the above mentioned instructions are in there.

so according to apple it should be fine. i really think the supposed heat/vent problems are relics of the old pbooks.
posted by 31d1 at 2:20 PM on July 1, 2005


I use my 12" Aluminum Powerbook with the lid closed literally every day. I'm doing it at this very moment. Never had a problem.
posted by Acetylene at 9:13 AM on July 2, 2005


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