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Shacklebolt
Oct 21, 2004, 05:08 PM
After holding on to my friggin' first gen Sawtooth 400 for 5 years, I need an upgrade of some sort, and the new 12" iBooks look pretty neat. The problem is, I have a 15" lcd studio display that I would still like to use when I'm sitting at my desk, which I currendly have connected to my wicked old computer by means of a DVI to ADC connector. I know that the iBooks don't have a DVI port, and I simply won't buy it if I can't hook my display up.

Is it possible? If so, how?

hotwire132002
Oct 21, 2004, 05:28 PM
After holding on to my friggin' first gen Sawtooth 400 for 5 years, I need an upgrade of some sort, and the new 12" iBooks look pretty neat. The problem is, I have a 15" lcd studio display that I would still like to use when I'm sitting at my desk, which I currendly have connected to my wicked old computer by means of a DVI to ADC connector. I know that the iBooks don't have a DVI port, and I simply won't buy it if I can't hook my display up.

Is it possible? If so, how?

Try a VGA>DVI adapter. See here (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/71002/wo/wF3thC51nNym2fYxYGv1w6Gmy20/1.0.9.1.0.6.10.1.25.1.17.0).

You'll probably want to do the hack so that you don't have to mirror the internal display as well.

budugu
Oct 21, 2004, 05:48 PM
Ibook has only a VGA port. to convert from VGA->DVI one needs a graphic processor to do that! It has been widely discussed in various forms! There is no cost effective way of doing that the VGA-> ADC/DVI converters are close to 300-400$ and totally obsolete. They sprang up when the initial powerbooks had a VGA port! This is what made me go for a Powerbook! Now i use my ibook as just a laptop and the powerbook as a desktop with 17" Apple display. Either wait for the powerbook updates next year or get a 12" powerbook. Another option is sell this 15" display (they fetch a decent price 250-300$). Get an ibook with and a 17-19" other brand LCD they generally are more forgiving and also have a VGA with a DVI port!

hotwire132002
Oct 21, 2004, 05:51 PM
My bad! That converter I listed takes DVI and gives VGA. I'm not sure there's a way to convert VGA to DVI, as the above poster mentioned.

budugu
Oct 21, 2004, 06:02 PM
Look at
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1301

and also
http://www.vgator.com/us/VGAtor.html

hotwire132002
Oct 21, 2004, 06:04 PM
Look at
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1301

You proved me wrong! But look at the price--OUCH! Better off with the 12" PowerBook for that!

budugu
Oct 21, 2004, 06:05 PM
You proved me wrong! But look at the price--OUCH! Better off with the 12" PowerBook for that!

Thats what i said precisely!!! :cool: :D