Emac, disabling the screen NOT removing it

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jackdaniels88, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    I have managed to scrounge a 2nd generation emac from college that has a faulty screen, the screen is totally unusable. i have seen the mod explaining how to remove the crt and put an lcd screen in there but to be honest i cant be botherd. all i want to do is run a standard lcd monitor externally from the mini dvi port (aquired cable from college also ;) ) just wonderd if there was a way of disabling/ switching it off to save on power.

    Also what version os would you reccomend running on this emac?

    thanks in advance
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    Not externally. You would have to open it up and figure out which cable to pull w/o frying yourself on the high voltages of the CRT itself.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
  4. macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    You'd need to disconnect the internal cables to the screen, but be ultra-careful about CRT discharge. There are vids about eMac on YouTube; and these links will provide you with instructions:
    http://www.wilko.com/emac/ (check 7th picture down)

    For that eMac Tiger would run well, Leopard perhaps less so because it requires more RAM for itself. But with maximum RAM (2 Gb) Leopard would be okay I guess.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    2nd Gen eMacs take only 1GB of RAM.

    It is the USB 2.0 models - 3rd gen in my book that can take 2GB. Though Apple never really refers to them as generations.

    1G - original eMac
    2G - ATI graphics
    3G - USB 2.0
    4G - 2005


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