G3 300 desktop compatible with modern monitors?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by syc23, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. syc23 macrumors member

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    My dad was having a clearout of his garage and as I've moved out for nearly 7 years now, he called and asked what I wanted to do with my old G3 which is has been boxed and doing nothing since 2003.

    He's not too bothered if I just leave it there but I've had thoughts about selling it but need to see if there's any files I need to remove before doing that. It was purchased in 1998 with a Lacie 21" monitor which I got rid of many years ago.

    Can anyone advise if the machine could be connected up to any modern monitor or even a plasma TV via the VGA?
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Is it Beige or Blue and White?

    Depending on which one it is, you can connect it using this adapter (Beige) or directly with VGA output (B&W). But your results may vary depending on needed resolution. These machines have old graphics cards which won't support any widescreen aspect ratio.

    If you're a desperate ;) you can always buy Radeon 9200 PCI for Mac (sometimes they're quite cheap on eBay) to have DVI + VGA :)
     
  3. syc23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. It's the beige model - I need to go and see what the connections are in the box but I'm sure the adapter is the same as the weblink.
     

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