Using eMac as external Monitor

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by discomandavis, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. discomandavis macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    does anyone know of a way to jimmy rig a eMac to double as an external monitor.
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    Take a look at the eMac pull apart where they remove the motherboard and hook up a VGA monitor to the motherboard.

    So I guess pull apart the machine, find that connector. Wire up extensions to both and bring out to a VGA switchbox. Then you can use other ports on the switchbox to as a VGA input.

    You do know you can get 17" VGA monitors for like $5 at thrift shops around here?
  3. penguinpaul macrumors member


    Aug 7, 2007
    The internal monitor connects to the pav using an ADC connector. ADC to VGA convertors are redily available for around £2. Only thing is, i think the machine has to be running for the monitor to have power.

    Alternatively you could swap your emac with me for a monitor:D

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