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iBook Clamshell Mode?

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Is it possible to run an iBook in clamshell mode for presentations in either 9.2.2. or 10.1.5?
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Clamshell mode?
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If you mean with the screen shut, you could plug in a USB keyboard and a VGA monitor/projector and use it that way.

Take note: I don't own a iBook. I use a PowerBook and it works for me, so it might work for you. And I use OS 9.2.2

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Well if that's what you mean that I don't think so. I'm not sure about the Clamshell iBooks, but the Dual-USB iBooks aren't able to be used when it's closed, it'll just go to sleep.
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Nope.

If you have a 'clamshell' iBook (that is, any color except all-white) it will not run when closed. Can't do it.

If you have an all-white iBook, you can run it while closed, but only if you have the external monitor cable connected. That keeps it from going to sleep.
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[quote]Originally posted by Michael Grey:
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If you have an all-white iBook, you can run it while closed, but only if you have the external monitor cable connected. That keeps it from going to sleep.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Not true. I think that's possible in 9.1, but in 9.2-10.1.5 it puts it to sleep, even with the external monitor hooked up to it.

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My girlfriend's white 500 has always run with the lid closed as long as the external monitor plugged cable is in. Even if it is not connected to a monitor.

When Apple ditched the clamshell design they added a small fan to the iBook, so I think it could run with the lid closed.

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Okay so I checked on <a href="http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=13;t=002942#000000" target="_blank">another forum</a> and it seems that you have to have the monitor cable connected and be running OS 9.1. Apple killed this functionality off in 9.2/X.

Apologies for assuming that what works for me will work for everyone.

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