old mac screen on new mac

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mishi, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. mishi macrumors regular

    mishi

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    hey..i would appreciate some help here, today i went out and got myslef an old quadra monitor, i wanted a monitor for my itunes, however i doesnot work. like it turns on and my powerbook recognises it but the picture is all distorted. would this just simply be bacuase the monitor is too old or is there somthing i can do to fix it?

    cheers =)
     
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    First of all how is it connected IE using any converters etc?

    Alex
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    It has a lot to do with which monitor, exactly, it is.

    Many of the older Apple screens were not multiple-sync monitors, they were fixed scan frequency monitors, and these are not compatible with Macs starting from the G3 blue and white and up.

    Your problems are consistent with inability to sync.
     
  4. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.

    Alex
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Time to get a VGA-to-Mac VGA adapter.

    I think the old Mac VGA is a sync on green ... so it's not getting a sync signal with regular VGA.
     

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