Can I use an external monitor and switch off my Emac's one?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by riker1384, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    West Coast
    I have an Emac. It's getting old, but I haven't replaced it yet because of the whole issue with Apple not making a regular desktop computer.

    I was thinking of getting a used LCD monitor for cheap, and then waiting and getting a Psystar clone, or maybe a Mini if the whole Psystar thing doesn't work out. (I wonder how long those lawsuits will take.)

    If I get the monitor first and I hook it up to my Emac, can I shut off the internal CRT monitor in order to save power and make less heat? I know there also seems to be an alternative of using dual screens to get more space, but i don't think I need that.
  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    No. Also, the iMac IS the regular Desktop computer, unless you want the mini.


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