G4 Monitor Died - What to do?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NV77, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I need another monitor for my G4 Power Mac. It looks like a G3 or a G4 monitor should work. I have the old-school grayish connector.

    I understand that there are adapters that will allow me to use other monitors but I am not sure which one I need.

    Can you guys help me out?
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Do you have a G4 PowerMac or a G4 iMac?

    If it is a PowerMac, what graphic card (GPU) do you use?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry...its a Power Mac. I have no idea on the graphics card. I assume it is the stock one that came with the machine. I bought it used. BTW,I'm looking for a cheap monitor to get by. Not a new digital flatscreen or anything.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    [​IMG] Just realised you can't do the checking without a monitor.

    Does the connector on the GPU look like this:

    1. Apple Display Connector

    [​IMG]

    2. DVI

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    3. VGA

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    /EDIT

    Check the Model Identifier and post it here.

    [​IMG]

    To find out what GPU you use:

    System Profiler (GREEN 3) > Graphics/Displays

    [​IMG]
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mine is definitely the VGA.

    It is the mirror window Mac - the one that is basically a big plastic shell that can be opened from the side.

    I can't do all that other stuff because I don't have a monitor.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Then you can get almost any (98-99%) display produced between 1995 and 2005 I think, as VGA is almost ubiquitous. Thus you can buy every CRT displays and many LCDs out there.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'll take my cable with me and start checking some out.
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    Look on Craigslist.com for some local monitors. I'm sure you can find a deal on a DVI/VGA LCD monitor in the $50 price range or you can pick up old CRT(big tube monitors) for free. Many people just give them away since they are basically worthless now-a-days since LCD has come down in price so much.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Also try thrift stores. I was walking through one today, and they had a sawtooth for 20$. Also they had about 15 crt monitors all from $5-$20.
     

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