View Full Version : Couple Of Questions About My Powerbook

2nd May 2005, 06:03 PM
Hi all,
I have connected a VGA monitor (can't afford to buy an LCD one right now) to my 17" powerbook when its at home, and today when I left for work, it was in sleep mode, so I shut the lid.

When I got home, it had woken up and there was a web page displayed on the screen. When I lifted the lid of the PowerBook, it was blank, nothing on it. I had to 'sleep' it then wake it back up and the screen came back. Is this normal?

I was under the impression that you can't use the PB when the lid's down??

My system:
17" PB G4 1.5ghz
OS X Tiger (very cool!!).
The VGA monitor is just a crappy 19" screen that I used to use with the old PC.

Thanks for any help.


2nd May 2005, 06:14 PM
No, If you have an external mouse or input advice the powerbook will be awake if you activate it.

So you can just use the powerbook as a brain, and have an external monitor, keyboard and mouse.

2nd May 2005, 06:21 PM
Having the power adapter plugged in should do it, and yes external USB devices while lid is closed should wake it up while an external display is plugged in.