iMac G5 as a dual G5 screen ??

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by illustratorDavi, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi

    Looking at the price of the imac G5 20 inch

    Does anyone know how I could use the imac screen as a screen for a G5 minitower (with the view of buying a imac and next year buying a tower)

    Anybody know how the screen is connected to the motherboard ?

    Thanks
    David
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Certainly not easily. Given that you would need to de-solder the connections from the logic board (probably, perhaps not as the midplane is replacable) you would be better selling the iMac when you only want a screen and using the cash to buy a brand new 20" screen (especially as prices will fall for the screens in the interim).
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Nope not without destrotying the iMac G5 and converting it to a monitor only -- ie, remove everthing but LCD and backlight, add DVI pigtail in hole in case, add power supply.

    There really isn't enought room for a switchbox inside the case to be able to use it as both.

    It would be best to buy the SP 1.8 PowerMac and a monitor then switch over to a faster PM in the future.

    The SP 1.8 PowerMac is a headless-iMac in architecture, so it's the same machine in a PM case.

    Or simply e-Bay the iMac G5 and buy a new LCD.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point.

    The resale value for iMac G4s is pretty high still on ebay

    Thanks
    David
     

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