Headless laptop mod

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Headless laptop mod


Sarc had a tibook with a broken LCD, so he removed it and uses an external monitor. From the MacNN forum post:

Since I operate the computer on “closed-lid” mode, I was having trouble keeping the LCD closed because it didn’t allow the heat to dissipate, so the fans where running constantly … I removed it. After it was gone, the computer would still think that it had an LCD attached. After a lot of Googling, I found on this helpful page that a magnet-operated sensor manages the ‘open’ or ‘closed’ status of the lid. The magnet was inside the lid, so I removed it and now its under the masking tape shown on Pic. 1. It has to be placed on that precise spot on top of the trackpad.

Via Hackaday.

4 thoughts on “Headless laptop mod

  1. lu10010 says:

    If you can remove the screen, you can remove the magnetic switch too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just because you broke it and put a band-aid on the problem, dosent make it a mod.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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