Choosing a Compatible Monitor for Older G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RazorbackFan78, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. RazorbackFan78 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone.

    I just picked up an older model G4 - Server Edition for $50. I've done enough research to know it was mfg in 2000 and is AGP.

    As it happens, I have a Viewsonic CRT monitor mfg in that same year. I was hoping they would be compatible but I can't view anything beyond the grey apple loading screen.

    I'm looking to the forum for ideas on "easiest" compatible monitor solution for my situation. Oh and I know the G4 is funcioning properly because I hooked it up to an HP L1950 monitor at my office with no issues.

    Appreciate all the feedback!
    Matt
     
  2. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Can the highest resolution on the Viewsonic match the HP at work?
    There's a chance an older monitor can't display greater than 1024 x 768. If the preference in the G4 is set higher than that the monitor might not display.
     
  3. RazorbackFan78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem Solved- Thanks jodelli

    That fixed it. Lowered the resolution then rebooted with the old monitor. Voila! Thanks jodelli
     
  4. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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  5. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    I was going to recommend Viewsonic - they made great CRT monitors (and I believe their LCD ones are the good cherry as well). I currently use a gifted 15" CRT with my G3.

    Second choice would be the Apple branded CRT (Sony Trinitron). I was reluctant to part with my 17" one but it was too bulky and had the Apple connection plug.
     

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