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Heat dissipation -- monitor burnout
Authored by: Sabrina007 on Jan 20, '03 10:37:10PM

I'm wondering if its possible to run a tiBook with the top closed, if its hooked up to a "goggles" style monitor -- like that goggles-style monitor from Olympus or maybe some other sort of headsup display. I'm working on a project to make a powerbook or ibook more of a wearable computer -- its something for grad school. Any ideas? Will it really overheat and burn out my LCD if its closed but running?



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Heat dissipation -- monitor burnout
Authored by: shomann on Feb 06, '03 11:15:15AM

I personally don't have access to the type of display goggles you are talking about, but if they are seen as an external monitor then yes, it should be possible to do what you suggest.
However, if you are trying to construct a wearable computer, why not make inquiries about laptops with broken displays? You could lighten the entire rig a fair amount and offset the power requirements of the goggles. Just a thought...



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