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How To Use An External Monitor With Your Mac

Staring at tiny text on your laptop all day can be extremely taxing on the eyes. To help prevent eye strain as well as get better resolution, you should consider connecting your laptop to an external monitor. By doing so you will increase screen size and save yourself from sore eyes. Here are some step by step instructions to help you connect your laptop to a larger monitor. You can also connect to multiple monitors to create an extended desktop.

Step 1 Attach a USB keyboard and mouse to your PowerBook. These devices can be attached to the USB ports of the laptop shown here with the purple arrow.




STEP 2 Put your computer to sleep by shutting down the display of your PowerBook.


STEP 3 Hook the monitor cable up to your PowerBook through the PowerBook’s ethernet monitor port-shown here with the pink arrow. Plug in the external monitor's power cord and switch on the external monitor. The PowerBook will detect the external monitor automatically.


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Step 4 Wait for a few seconds and press any key on the external keyboard or roll the mouse over to activate the PowerBook back from the sleep mode. You can now use the external monitor!

Geek Tip
Be sure to disconnect the external monitor properly by turning the computer to sleep and unplugging the display cable from the computer.

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