iMac G4 as an External Display

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

  1. jrs2090 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2005
    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?

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    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.)
  3. skoker macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2005
    Easiest way would be to use an EyeTV I reckon.
  4. jrs2090 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2005
    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!

  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    By full response expect a delay of 200-500 ms.
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

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

    Jan 15, 2006
    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.
  8. cicottrell macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2006

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