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macusersoon
Oct 5, 2006, 06:05 PM
Can I hook up a Mac mini and a PowerMac G5 to the same 23" Cinema HD Display?



mgargan1
Oct 5, 2006, 06:11 PM
Yes, get a KVM switch...

im_to_hyper
Oct 5, 2006, 06:19 PM
I don't believe you would be able to use the display solo with both at the same time, but it should work with a KVM switch.

For awhile, I had a PC and an old Mac connected to the same monitor with one. I believe your screen is DVI, so you could maybe use something like this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817402009)

EDIT: Guess I was beaten to it. But indeed, a KVM switch is what you are looking for.

Sinsinnati
Oct 5, 2006, 09:17 PM
Take a look at this:

http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GCS632U&name=MiniView%99%20Micro%20USB%20PLUS%20KVM%20Switch

http://www.iogear.com/product_images/main/format3/GCS632U.jpg

Eidorian
Oct 5, 2006, 09:32 PM
Take a look at this:

http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GCS632U&name=MiniView%99%20Micro%20USB%20PLUS%20KVM%20Switch

http://www.iogear.com/product_images/main/format3/GCS632U.jpgFails for VGA

You need a DVI KVM.

macusersoon
Oct 6, 2006, 11:53 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Didn't realize they were so costly. I guess I'll have to get the Mac mini 1.66 model instead of the 1.83 due to the cost of the switch :(