20" Aluminum iMac 2.0 Ghz w/ External Monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fightnchkn, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. fightnchkn macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I had a quick question regarding using a 20" imac Core 2 Duo with an external monitor. I know it is possible to do ( I currently am running it with a second display) but what I want to do is a monitor out. Meaning I basically want to do monitor out to a 27" (1920 x 1200) screen and only use that screen. I want the imac to be blank/off and Ill just store it in the cabinet. Is this possible to do?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Thermonuclear macrumors 6502

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    No. At least, not without some hacking, and even then you wouldn't want to put an iMac in a closed up cabinet with no where for the heat to go.
     
  3. fightnchkn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually already have the over heating issue taken care of. I also have no problem opening the mac as Ive already replaced the hard drive. Would it work if I disconnected the display panel? As in would that lead to any problems?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't know if you can do this on Mac, but on Windows via Boot Camp it can be done.
     
  5. fightnchkn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah unfortunately Im not a huge fan of windows. And I really dont want both running at the same time. If I did extend my monitor as where both were on would it affect performance? I really wanna switch to a 27" monitor but Im completely satisfied with the performance of my imac. No need to upgrade, but also dont want the main monitor running all the time. What to do?
     

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