G3 Monitor Advice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giddysquid, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. giddysquid macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2007
    My monitor for my old G3 blue and white has just died and I'm having trouble getting a monitor that will be compatible. I am running the original graphics card I got with the mac and os 8.6.

    Is there any way I can attach a new monitor?
    Do I need a special cable to get it to work?

    Any help greatly received!
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    upgrade to a LCD panel. it will use the same vga cable as your old monitor.
  3. giddysquid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2007
    I was going to try that, but had been advised that most new monitors would run a different screen resolution not compatible with 0s 8.6

    on 8.6 I'll need a monitor that will comply with

    640x480 120hz
    800x600 120hz
    832x624 75hz
    1024x768 120hz
    1152x870 75hz
    1280x960 75hz
    1280x1024 85hz
    1600x1200 85hz
    1920x1080 72hz

    All the new LCD monitors I've looked at don't suit these requirements.
  4. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    If you don't mind using a CRT then you can get a free one off of Craigslist, and as long as it uses VGA it should work fine.

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