resolution ibook g4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fsckminix6, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    Chicago (847)
    alright and i did a search but i cant find anything about it is there any way to up the resolution be it a hack or not can you up the resolution on a 12in ibook from 1024 to 1280?
  2. macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Basically? No. If there were, I'd be sorely tempted.
  3. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    You can't "up" the resolution on any LCD - they are limited by the number of pixels. There are 1024 pixels horizontally on an iBook G4 - you can't hack it to magically make more pixels appear.

    Resolution on LCD screens is a physical limitation - it cannot be "hacked."

    The only way to increase an iBook's resolution would be to purchase a higher resolution panel and replace the current one with the new one. Expensive and fiddly and not worth the effort.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2006
    If the display doesn't support more than 1024, then a hack will be useless. And I don't think there are any iBooks which have diplays with higher resolution.

    There is, however, a hack, which allows to run at a higher resolution on an external display connected to the iBook. This is a feature of the hardware, which has been disabled by Apple in software and thus can be restored with a hack. I don't remember the name of this hack though.
  5. macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    If I'm not completley out of it still, that would be the screen spanning hack. Go google it if you wish.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006
    You can always look online for a high resolution 12" LCD panel that will fit inside of the iBook might exist, and you might get it to work without breaking something.

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