Using Apple LED Cinema Display with PowerBook G4 (just iSight)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ivo10, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    The connections won't allow me to hook up the new LED display to my PowerBookG4 (Mac Pro on the way), but I'm wondering whether I can still just use iSight safely without using the actual display. Any ideas on this?
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I seriously doubt it and if you buy an Apple LED display for just the iSight you're ... well not all that bright.
    Why not save $800 and buy an iSight off eBay?
     
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  4. macrumors regular

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    The iSight + mic are usb powered so yes, it would work. I can unplug my MiniDisplayPort and still use the iSight on my MacBook Pro. (I hope they release DVI adapters soon for your sake - $899 for an iSight? :eek:)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Really? Really!

    Next time just report the thread. :rolleyes:
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Why bother a mod with something like this? That's like calling the cops because someone parked in your driveway. Just take it up with the person.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @hellrider - Thanks for answering my question.

    @others - Please read what I write more carefully before making assumptions :cool:

    So I just thought it'd be cool to see what I can do with the laptop, in addition to the Mac Pro. Buying a whole display just for a webcam? Seriously?? :rolleyes:


    @grue - Thanks for the heads up, I've seen display-related questions before in this section of the forum, so I didn't look carefully and missed the Peripherals section. My apologies!

    I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to bring my attention to this in such a witty way! ;)
     

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