iBook G3 500 to VGA Projector

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  1. ebook macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I have been using my iBook at church to run power point...and soon hopefully Keynote 2...but I have just been using the mini jack to the rca to plug it in through the VCR. That compresses the image for some reason from top to bottom so I was wondering if there was an adapter that would enable me to hook it up to the VGA imput on the projector.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I believe you need a VGA Display Adapter to convert the mini-VGA port on your iBook to full VGA. You can get one from the Apple store.
     
  3. ebook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that the one that they list on their store that says it is made for the G4 iBook? It seems like it is what I need, but it says G4 in the little blurb so I wasn't totally sure.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure. everymac and others claim that it would work. If you have a physical Apple Store near by I'd suggest going and asking them...
     
  5. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Your iBook should have come with the VGA adapter. It plugs into the mini-VGA port and give you a full VGA port that can plug into any standard VGA monitor/projector.

    I'm not sure if Apple ever sold them since they were included in the box.
     
  6. ebook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine came from e-bay so no box, no adapter...I guess I could check e-bay and see what I come up with. If not I guess I have a reason to drive to the Apple store 45 min. away and look at the mini's!
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I checked the Apple site after posting yesterday. I got distracted and forgot to check back.

    Anyways, the Apple store does sell the adapter for $19. It's called the Apple VGA Display Adapter. I'd post a link, but I've had no luck with links to the Apple Store website. Just do a search for it.
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yep...

    It's just called a VGA adapter and it worked perfectly with my 500mhz G3 iBook.
     

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