Converting 15" imac G4 screen to 20"

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by robbiegoodfello, Feb 17, 2009.

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    robbiegoodfello

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    Hi
    I recently bought an imac g4 1ghz as my ibook fell into the sink due to my toddler.
    I havent got a lot of money but noticed on Ebay there was a 20" screen up for grabs that was going pretty cheap.
    I was wondering if there was a way to convert my existing 15" screen to the 20" as I thought it would be pretty cool for the kids so they can watch there cbeebies and the like.
    If you know give us a shout.

    Cheers
    Robbie
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    That might be possible but I don't think that'll be wise. The 20" model weighed about 20lbs more over the 15" models(about twice the weight) because of the extra weight and size of the LCD. I don't think the neck of the 15" would support it either. It would just topple over into the sink ;).

    You could always duct tape a cinder block to the base of your 15" to support the extra weight :D.
     
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    robbiegoodfello

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    cheers mate ill keep that in mind, ill have to use a a big piece of yorkshire stone though...it would look so much prettier:)
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    No problem. Just keep us posted and take lots of pics if you decide do it.

    I'm looking to get a 17"(would love the 20") iMac and mod it with a touchscreen for use in the kitchen. Would stream music/movies and internet to look up recipes. I'm also gonna dye it black too. ;)
     
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    edgew8

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    I dont think its possible, besides the weight issue there are power issues to deal with, I don't think the power inverter for a 15" could handle the 20" and connecting the vga/dvi wiring or whatever wouldn't match up.
     
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    Schtumple

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    Both are correct, different video connectors (IIRC) and also it won't be able to power the larger display.
     
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    robbiegoodfello

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    oh plums that puts end to that idea then...will just have to wait till ebay offers a twenty inch at the price this gypsy can afford.:eek:
     

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