View Full Version : 14" iBook G3 LCD as VGA monitor?

Mar 15, 2011, 09:20 PM
I have dead ibook and a half dead imac g3. The display is perfect in the ibook (14") and the imac needs some work. I may put a mac mini inside if the board is bad, or even an old amd-based athlon xp machine.

So can I repurpose this lcd? is there some sort of rewiring I could do or do I need to get a special board for it? how much would that cost?


I'm not sure the ibook is lvds.. but here's a cheap ebay controller:
http://cgi.ebay.com/5251-Audio-LCD-Controller-Board-laptop-LVDS-DVI-VGA-/280633663498?pt=COMP_EN_Networking_Components&hash=item415711e00a#ht_6671wt_1141 ~40 shipped