extended desk top? possible?

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    Toss55 macrumors newbie

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    Hallo.
    I'm a newbie on this site.
    I have a old eMac from 2003. 700 MHz and running OS X 10.2.8.
    I want to extend my desk top with an extra monitor so that I can open more windows. I heard this is not possible on this computer...... is that true?
    If it is possible, I need to get a video adaptor. I can't find it anywhere in the manual, so maybe some of you may know the name of the connector I need. The Apple store says Display port, and others say mini DVI. It's pretty vague. Anyway I will need it to go to a VGA female connector.
    Hopefully someone on this forum can advise me.
    Greetings,
    Toss55
     
  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    There MAY be a hack that allows you to do it, although I'm not positive.

    The connector on this generation is Mini-VGA, not mini DVI and most certainly not mini Display Port
     
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    The eMac has a mini VGA port. The adapters still exist, but OS X won't do extended desktop, just mirroring. Maybe someone knows of a hack for that?
     
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    Thanks guys. Do I need to post a new thread asking for a hack?
     
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    No, My eMac does not hava a mini display port, thx anyway
     
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    Once you get the adapter, this will probably help.

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15401/screen-spanning-doctor
     
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    Thanks. I didn't follow the other link so I didn't realize it was discussing that.

    I guess mirorring is the only option then.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 6, 2016 ---
    Well…looks like I'm zero for two in this thread today! :(
     
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    That's a mini DVI on the PowerBook. The original 867 12" had mini VGA but the later models all had mini DVI like the MacBooks had. The mini VGA adapters only support standard 15 pin VGA and composite & Svideo output. There should still be a decent number of those adapters out there because the Mini VGA was on nearly all the iBooks as well.
     
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    …annnddd STRIKE three. I'm out. :D

    LOL!
     
  18. Toss55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So Hrududu, just to get it straight, you are refering to my eMac photo ?...... its a mini dvi connector that I need then ?
     
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    Here you go
    http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html
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    I'm thinking his issue is running 10.2, and not being the 700MHz model
     
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    Except that I already said that eMac is not listed in compatible devices on the Screen Spanning utility's site, only 800MHz and up.
     
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    It could still work, or there could always be a work around. I know I did this on my friends iBook G3 700MHz model a few years back, but unfortunately can't remember what method I used. I just know it worked
     

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