Connect computer to an eMac display

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by josefilipe, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. josefilipe macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2004

    I currrently own an eMac 1,25GHz version.
    Is there any way to connect another machine to the eMac's monitor?

    Thank you.
  2. super_kev macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
  3. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Sorry to bring up a thread that's a few weeks old but I've been searching through eMac threads and thought I'd just add to this that it is perfectly possible. Not easy but possible.

    Have a look on this site for info on the eMac's Video Connector:

    You'd have to build a kvm switch into the emac's case (should be pretty easy since there's plenty of space) with custom wires.

    Custom eMac connector -> vga cable adaptor -> kvm -> external vga port + (vga cable adaptor -> Custom eMac CRT cable)

    Its not really worth it but it is perfectly doable. The easiest way would be to cut off the cable connecting the CRT to the eMac's logic board and then attatch VGA connectors to the two bits you cut off. Buying a working VGA extender and cutting it in half would probably be the easiest way with no tricky soldering required.

    I just thought this might be usefull info for anyone else who ever searches through for this stuff.


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