PC using Imac G5 LCD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sheldyn, May 13, 2006.

  1. sheldyn macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2006
    Just wondering if i can use my iMac G5 lcd as monitor for a pc? I want to learn 3Dmax and need to buy a pc,if i could utalise my Imac G5's display as display for a pc aswell would be a big help not only is it an excellent Lcd, but i could save $$.
    Would appreciate any help.
    Thanks heaps.
  2. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Unfortunately you cannot. There is no video in on the iMac and I believe that the LCD is hardwired to the motherboard inside the case so it isn't like you can open it up and run a cable out.

    Some people might mention the firewire video in devices. However, everyone who has one will tell you that they are worthless for anything other than recording video or watching TV as they lag noticeably.
  3. cicottrell macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2006
    but not in a G4

    The G4 imac however is not hard wired to the logic board? surely SOMEONE must know how to turn this plug into a DVI plug?
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    cicottrell, you already have your own thread for that. Stop hijacking other peoples. Many people on MR are willing to help you.

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