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PaulexPC
Aug 26, 2008, 08:55 PM
I have an old G4 iMac , the lamp, with a 700 mhz processor and a 15" screen. My wife was using it but now we have traded.

My question is: can I output through the mini video output to my 19" monitor? Would it extend the desktop?



Eidorian
Aug 26, 2008, 09:02 PM
Sadly you can only mirror your onboard display on that iMac.

MacHappytjg
Aug 26, 2008, 10:30 PM
Forget screen spanning docter dont work

Eidorian
Aug 26, 2008, 10:32 PM
you can extend it if screen spanning docter will let it
on the site it says all the computers that will work for it and the ones that dont,

Heres the things where it says if it works or not

http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/supportlist_e.html

download page
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15401700 MHz iMac G4 = GeForce2 MX

MacHappytjg
Aug 26, 2008, 10:33 PM
700 MHz iMac G4 = GeForce2 MX

Look ^ But why would they make a thing for external monitors if it only can mirroir whats the point to that, the resoultion will be crap on the external.

Lord Zedd
Aug 27, 2008, 04:19 AM
Look ^ But why would they make a thing for external monitors if it only can mirroir whats the point to that, the resoultion will be crap on the external.

Presentations, display to a TV etc.

The iMac was aimed at the education market where teachers need to guide students via an overhead projector or TV.