No more VGA?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Sepulchre, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Sepulchre macrumors member

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    So the new mac towers dont have a VGA out? Does this mean I will have to upgrade my monitor or buy a DVAtor (or what ever its called) to use my old apple 17inch CRT monitor. Yes I'd like a new flat panel but I can only afford one thing at a time, he says - just dont tell the wife ;).

    Please put me straight though if i'm wrong :)
     
  2. evildead macrumors 65816

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    I got this off the Apple build to order page on the new G4's


    "Turn your Power Mac G4 into an all-digital, dual Apple Studio Display system easily with the an
    Apple DVI to ADC adapter kit. Save on each qualifying display you purchase with a PowerMac G4"

    -evildead
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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    That's for a computer with a DVI port and not an ADC one. To get VGA out, you'll have to buy a DVI to VGA adaptor which I think Apple sells at their store.
     
  4. evildead macrumors 65816

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    here it is....

    here it is...
     

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  5. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Read a little further down on that page, and to the right...
    Don't worry... :rolleyes: you WON'T have to get a new monitor just because you decided to get Apple's latest tower... That is the same adapter that Apple ships with the DVI TiBooks... I have one in the laptop carrier...
     
  6. MacMaster macrumors 6502

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    Just get an adapter. They're not that expensive so don't worry...I saw a DVI to VGA adapter on buy.com for less than $10.:)
     
  7. Sepulchre thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow cool, but now i feel like a complete muppet!:eek: Thanks for seting me straight folks.

    Now all I need to do is slip a new G4 past the misses wihout her noticing :D
     
  8. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    IT COMES WITH THE TOWER!!!!!

    DON'T GO AND BLOW ANY EXTRA MONEY WHEN YOU GET THE ITEM WITH THE ****ING COMPUTER!!!
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know alpha, do you think he heard that?

    sheesh, sometimes its truly amazing, you shouldn't even worry about him. let him go buy his $10 adapter and wonder why he's got two of them when the computer ships.:rolleyes:
     
  10. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Well, I started off trying to be a nice guy, but they must have taken their moron pills this morning... :rolleyes:

    Fine, if they want to blow extra money, let them... I just don't want to hear ANY of them bytching about having to get an adapter to hook up their VGA monitor to a new tower... If they do, the gloves come off, and the whoop-ass comes out (I have barrels of the stuff stockpiled).

    Do I have moderator pre-approval??? :eek: :D
     
  11. vniow macrumors G4

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    Oh God, Alpha a moderator? (shudder) Great, now I'll have to be his Harley bitch. :D
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Ummmm dude, I hope you were just busy and AlphaTech's post wasn't right there in front of you. Otherwise...:rolleyes:
     
  13. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Believe me, I have thought about becoming a moderator... BUT, they are not allowed (by arn/god) to get into "heated discussions" with MR visitors... :rolleyes:

    Who says I need to be a moderator to kick ass and... well, I don't care about taking names... :eek: :p :D

    BTW, Only cute, shapely women get to ride the Harley with me... in other (less P.C.) words, no fat or ugly chicks... :eek: :D :cool:

    Oh, and I was asking for da Duke's pre-approval... :p
     
  14. vniow macrumors G4

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    Hey, I'm cute and shapely, does that leave me out? :p
     
  15. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Read the word after shapely... if you are female only when in drag you will never have a spot on my ride... ever... :p

    Besides, at this time, I have a solo saddle on the Harley (it's the one in the middle of the page).
     
  16. vniow macrumors G4

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    Looks comfy. Id still like to be a Harley bitch someday, though not neccecarely yours. :p





    BTW, I look great in leather.:)
     
  17. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Better then eyelikeart??? (see his cross dressing picture on various threads) :eek: :p


    Sounds like you have the wrong hardware, and your software is a bit flawed... :eek: :eek: Maybe you need a warm boot.... not by me at least... :p :D
     
  18. vniow macrumors G4

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    Okay, maybe not as good as Ms. macrumors II , but pretty good. Read: Drag Princess. I'm a Queen in training. I'm still working on a few things. :)
     
  19. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    That's WAY too much information there Stimpy... :eek: :p :D
     
  20. dwishbone macrumors regular

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    according to Apple's site for the new G4 it says they ship with a VGA adapter. It is about 3/4 the way down the page in the Tech Specs section.

    "Hardware Accessories All models include Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse, DVI-to-VGA adapter, modem cable "

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    oops. read further. that is for a second flat panel monitor. well, i guess you can buy an adapter. they are pretty cheap I believe.
     
  21. dwishbone macrumors regular

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    well...was right the first time. the new PM does have a VGA converter included with it.

    "Protect your investment in a VGA monitor. The Apple DVI to VGA adapter included with every Power Mac G4 system lets you plug in analog displays, while keeping the ADC connector free for an all-digital LCD display."

    there ya go :)
     
  22. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    There are plenty of people tired of your childish explosions Alpha, and I believe you were already warned once for trying to circumvent the language filters.

    Just because you purport to know things and have a certification to "prove" it does not give you the right to treat people like they are beneath you. If you do think so, then join a Linux "guru" board (even tho you know nothing about Linux) and go away.

    It would be nice if one of you did the entire forums a favor. Either you end your idiocy and blatant disregard for board rules, or the mods put you out of your misery and ban you in concordance with the warning you were already given.

    Good day sir.
     
  23. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i hope alpha wasn't the only one warned about "circumventing" the language filter.... cause plenty are doing it

    kinda dumb to me. but whatevs.

    ps. alpha- i've seen lemon in some heated debates and he's a moderator. so i'm not sure you'd be much worse. though a bit louder perhaps...
     
  24. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with you!!!!

    Alpha is a pinche carla de chenga!!!!
     
  25. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    thats really no better. thats pretty offensive actually.
     

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