Emac, disabling the screen NOT removing it

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    hughvane

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    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)
    http://www.baconeggs.co.uk/manuals/index.htm

    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

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    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

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2395
     

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