iMac G4 as a display/monitor?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rehpotsirhc, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey I have an old iMac G4 and I was wondering if I could just use the screen somehow since I don't need to use it as a computer? Could I use it like a TV to play xbox or something? thanks!
     
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    iBookG4user

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    Unfortunately the older iMacs cannot be used by another device as a monitor.
     
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    Hrududu

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    cambookpro

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    I've got the same sort of question.
    I have a MBP running Snow Leopard and a TiBook G4 running Tiger. I want to use the PB as a second display.
    Would screen recycler even work?
     
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    d88co88

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    Yep, it will lag a little but it would work.
     
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    cambookpro

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    Doesn't seem to matter anymore as my TiBook seems to have suddenly died on me :(
     
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    SkippyThorson

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    This looks like an interesting way to use 2 iMacs in harmony. Man, I love those displays. No G4 gets left behind. :p I may try it.
     

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