iBook G4 + ACD... is it possible?

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  1. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a

    SheriffParker

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    Hello,

    I have an iBook G4. 1.07 Ghz, 768MB RAM

    I heard somewhere that there is some kind of hack to get your iBook to work with an external display w/out mirroring. I am interested in getting a 20 or 23 inch ACD, and was wondering if this is at all possible with my VGA out...

    I will probably need all kinds of adapters since the ACDs need a DVI port...

    I also have a 19inch VGA monitor. Is there any way I can hook my iBook up to that without mirroring (possibly with a hack)?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    -Sheriff
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Using the hack your 19" VGA monitor will work fine. Just Google "Screen Spanning Doctor."

    An ACD however will need a very expensive VGA>DVI-D converter. They run well into the hundreds of dollars. Not worth it really, the Dell 20" and 24" have VGA input so they would work with the iBook however the experience wouldn't be all that good as the graphics card in the iBook doesn't like pushing pixels to really big screens.
     
  3. reh macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using a 20" dell display with my iBook G4 for a few months now. I noticed a definite lack of clarity compared to DVI right away, but I've since gotten used to it.
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    griffin sells a vga to ADC/DVI adapter but it's really expencive, like 300 bucks.
     
  5. SheriffParker thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. iProd macrumors regular

    iProd

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    erm, I've seen ACD to DVI adapters at CompUSA for $50...but I've boycotted them, so :p
    It doesn't have all the USB goodness though. That's not bad, though
     
  7. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    That's for connecting a new Mac to an old ADC (plastic??).
     

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