working iMac G4 with dead screen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by zenner773, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. zenner773
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    macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    I recently found in a dumpster a 17' inch iMac G4 (1Ghz, 80 HD, superdriver, 512MB). All components seem to be ok. When I power up the PC, you can hear the chime, but no image comes up. You can see there is backlight but the screen is as dark as night. I really do not care about the lamp case. I was hoping to move all the components to a spare PC case that I have in my basement. Can I use a regular ATX power supply? If I can use a regular PC case with a external LCD monitor (attach to the MB's external LCD port), that would be awesome. Any hints?
  2. OrangeSVTguy
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    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    The iMac G4 1ghz had a Mini-VGA output so you could mirror to an external display. Just pull all the guts out and run an external screen.

    Good find though, that's still a good computer.
  3. zenner773
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    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    will it work with an ordinary ATX power supply?

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