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discomandavis
Nov 1, 2007, 11:51 PM
does anyone know of a way to jimmy rig a eMac to double as an external monitor.



ADent
Nov 2, 2007, 01:05 AM
does anyone know of a way to jimmy rig a eMac to double as an external monitor.

Take a look at the eMac pull apart where they remove the motherboard and hook up a VGA monitor to the motherboard.

So I guess pull apart the machine, find that connector. Wire up extensions to both and bring out to a VGA switchbox. Then you can use other ports on the switchbox to as a VGA input.

You do know you can get 17" VGA monitors for like $5 at thrift shops around here?

penguinpaul
Nov 14, 2007, 08:10 AM
The internal monitor connects to the pav using an ADC connector. ADC to VGA convertors are redily available for around 2. Only thing is, i think the machine has to be running for the monitor to have power.

Alternatively you could swap your emac with me for a monitor:D