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12-inch can turn off LCD :)
Authored by: elmer-12 on Mar 25, '03 12:55:46PM
Of course you can run the 12-inch with lid closed (its in the manual), but the following is cooler, IMHO, since I like the 12-inch's keyboard:
I have a mouse but not an external keyboard. I wanted to use my external VGA monitor and the built-in keyboard without using the LCD on my 12-inch PowerBook.
It works!
- connect VGA monitor
- set to mirror mode
- unplug USB mouse
- close lid and wait for sleep
- plug in USB mouse and wait for wakeup and VGA monitor on
- open lid (be careful not to let it bounce and put itself to sleep again)

You should now be able to use the internal keyboard and the USB mouse. The LCD is not turned on and it does not show up in the Displays menu item. The external VGA display has whatever setting you want - I use 1280x1024@85Hz.

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