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jrs2090
Jul 3, 2006, 04:13 PM
Hey,
I want to take my old iMac G4 and use it as an external display for my MBP. Is this possible? Has anyone done this? Does anyone have any suggestions?

~JRS



Sun Baked
Jul 3, 2006, 04:16 PM
Of course it is possible, use a video input device on the iMac or rip the guts out of the iMac G4 and turn it into a monitor (and destroy its use as a computer.)

skoker
Jul 3, 2006, 04:43 PM
Of course it is possible, use a video input device on the iMac or rip the guts out of the iMac G4 and turn it into a monitor (and destroy its use as a computer.)

Easiest way would be to use an EyeTV I reckon.

jrs2090
Jul 3, 2006, 07:07 PM
i want it to have a full response time so I guess EYE TV isn't the best option... am i correct?

so if I rip the guts out... is there a guide for this? i don't wanna screw it up u know!

~JRS

Eidorian
Jul 3, 2006, 07:09 PM
i want it to have a full response time so I guess EYE TV isn't the best option... am i correct?

so if I rip the guts out... is there a guide for this? i don't wanna screw it up u know!

~JRSBy full response expect a delay of 200-500 ms.

tdhurst
Jul 3, 2006, 07:16 PM
Unless you can solder and are extremely engineering savvy, it's in on way possible.

cicottrell
Aug 12, 2006, 06:46 AM
My iMac G4 is dead (knackered Logic board) but i want to use the display in my new whatever i get.. I have taken it apart and found the cable connector where it plugs into the logic board. This is a 21 pin plug. Anyone know how i could convert this into a DVI plug to plug in the back of say a mac pro? I can keep the power from the imac, seems to be ok, so just need the video input.

cicottrell
Aug 13, 2006, 03:40 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/chriscottrell/imac1.jpg

cicottrell
Aug 13, 2006, 03:41 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/chriscottrell/imac1.jpg and http://homepage.mac.com/chriscottrell/imac2.jpg This is the plug that connected to the logic board.