resolution ibook g4

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  1. macrumors regular

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    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 demi-god

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Basically? No. If there were, I'd be sorely tempted.
     
  3. macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Warbrain

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    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

    mmmcheese

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

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