Using eMac as external Monitor

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

  1. macrumors member

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