Should i calibrate the color on my 2405fpw...

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  1. Pineapple Devil

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    i just got my monitor today and hooked it up to my powerbook. do i need to go in and calibrate the color on it? when i go to the display properties it shows the monitor listed as "dell 2405fpw" so does that mean its got a profile already for it?
     
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    i dunno. but my buddy has that monitor w/ his mac mini. i could ask him if need be. but i'd assume all is good if it knows what monitor it is.
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

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    anyone know if there is a way to keep the lcd on my powerbook turned off all the time when i have the new external lcd plugged in?

    if the powerbook goes to sleep and i wake it and the lcd is open, both lcd's get a screen.
     
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    plug in a mouse and keyboard to the powerbook along with the monitor. close the lid of the PB to let it go to sleep. move the mouse around to wake it up. external lcd will go on and not the PB lcd.
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

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    i heard that its better to leave the lid open b/c when the fans come on to exhaust the mb heat it goes straight on the pb lcd. thats my goal is to get it set up so i can leave the lid open
     
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    yea, but do all that so the PB display is off when you open the lid. or, you could just have the lid opened, and turn the brightness all the way off
     
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    I calibrated the LCD on my powerbook, even though it already has a profile built in.
     
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    i heard the opposite. keeping the lid closed could lead to the possibility of damage to the screen due to the heat.
     
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    i'm going by what i've read on other forums. where some people's lcd suffered from damage b/c of the heat build up when leaving the lcd closed while running an external display. i think it is also suggested on the apple website on the directions to do this procedure, that its a good idea to leave the lid opened.
     
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    Never really noticed on the previous PB's, but on my 15" (latest rev), the vents are mostly covered by the hinge assembly for the screen when the notebook is closed.
     
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    i guess they are different.

    there is definitely much more breathing room when opened than when closed on the 15's. also, when looking at the vents, keep in mind that heat rises.

    i'd take some snap shots, but my wife is out of town and she took the digital camera.
     
  12. Pineapple Devil

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    here is what ive found i have to do w/ the 15"

    1. if you put the laptop to sleep, make sure the lid is closed before you wake it. otherwise both screens will have a picture. you can open it back up when it wakes
    2. if you leave it closed, it will get hot. i noticed that it kind of sticks on some processes. i had some songs skipping
     
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    why dont you want to run dualies?
     
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    24" lcd alone > powerbook beside it
     

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