iMac G4 as an External Display

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jrs2090, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    I want to take my old iMac G4 and use it as an external display for my MBP. Is this possible? Has anyone done this? Does anyone have any suggestions?

    ~JRS
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Of course it is possible, use a video input device on the iMac or rip the guts out of the iMac G4 and turn it into a monitor (and destroy its use as a computer.)
     
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    skoker

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    Easiest way would be to use an EyeTV I reckon.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i want it to have a full response time so I guess EYE TV isn't the best option... am i correct?

    so if I rip the guts out... is there a guide for this? i don't wanna screw it up u know!

    ~JRS
     
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    Eidorian

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    By full response expect a delay of 200-500 ms.
     
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    tdhurst

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    Nope...

    Unless you can solder and are extremely engineering savvy, it's in on way possible.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    please?!?!there must be a way!

    My iMac G4 is dead (knackered Logic board) but i want to use the display in my new whatever i get.. I have taken it apart and found the cable connector where it plugs into the logic board. This is a 21 pin plug. Anyone know how i could convert this into a DVI plug to plug in the back of say a mac pro? I can keep the power from the imac, seems to be ok, so just need the video input.
     
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