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Here's How to do it
Authored by: SOX on Jan 28, '04 12:52:52PM

ActuallyI use my powerbook with the lid closed about 95% of the time its in use. It works quite well.

You can get the computer to stay awake with the lid closed by connecting an external screen/ keyboard/ and power. Start with the machine sleeping with the lid closed and plug in all thes items. if nothing happens, move the mouse and press some keys. The machine will wake and use the external screen even thought the powerbook is closed. At this point if you want to open the powerbook the built-in screen will remain off. I have not had any problems with overheating. the fan does not run exccessively with the lid closed.



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Another Way To Do It
Authored by: harrisonrhw@nurv on Jan 28, '04 05:37:41PM

Another way to prevent your apple laptop to stay awake while lid is closed is to get "NoSleep" (No Spaces) from versiontracker. It downloads and installs a patch designed for your system. However there are some laptops out there that may not work as well with it. It is recomended that you use a powerbook G4 or iBook Dual USB or later



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