can I reuse iMac LCd?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WillMak, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    The iMac's lcd is extremly gorgeous and I'm curious if I can use it as an external monitor once the technology becomes ancient inside of it.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, if you're handy with a screwdriver (among other tools) then you could potentially reuse the panel. However, using an iMac as an external monitor is not easy. It's not very workable. :(
     
  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    yeah sadly it is very difficult and expensive. As mad jew said. As always.
     
  4. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    There's no easy way. You would probably need an engineering degree... or turn on the computer, use a program like with an input like EyeTV.... in other words, it's not worth it.
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    When the tech becomes old inside iMac, just sell it :confused:

    Why do you have to keep your old computers?
     
  6. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    When the iMac becomes so old it isn't handy anymore you wont think the LCD looks all that crash hot either.
    If you are one of those people who needs to have the latest tech then just sell it. Heaps of people would love your old machine just look what gets sold on eBay.
     
  7. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't, but I've used the same external 19 inch LCD for the past 6 years and I'll probably keep using it as my external monitor until it burns out. The iMac's LCD is gorgeous and I'd hate to have to buy another 24inch LCD if I throw away an iMac
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    You dont throw out the LCD in iMac, you sell it. There is a difference.

    Why did you buy iMac then if you want to keep the display?
     

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