Here is the deal. I am a what you would call a hard core mac fan. I was probably one of the first to get the iMac G4 shipped to my house. That was a great day. This june i will be waiting for my newest great day when i purchase a new G5(hoping something happesn with them by june). I will be sending off my iMac G4 to my mom in florida for iSight use, sad day for me. B/C of finances i will not be affording an apple monitor. i tried to buy a used on on ebay and that failed bad, ups dropped it on my doorstep. so i am forced to go another way. The nec mitsubishi 19" was the best i can find, for style and not a damn dell (witch is what my room mate bought for his, although i converted him) granted dells flats do have some good stats, they will never see a desk in my home. somone must feel the way i do. My point for posting in this thread is b/c i would like to talk to some mac and hardware heads. I will sorely be missing my iMac little 15" usefull yet elegant arm. I saw today the ergotron neoflec monitor mounting arm, i also saw that it works with the mitsubishi monitor. i was like sweet thats almost like my iMac. then i was like, who am i. I find myself trying to make a mac out of crap!...... who am i. for the 430 bucks it cost to buy the monitor and the 80 for the arm im over 500 bucks. My thinking now is, i should be able to find an imac 15, 17, or maybe 20" non working iMac G4 with a working monitor for that price somewhere. But could i access its monitor and port it to my G5? That is my question to anyone that is willing to help. Can I take the casing of a G4 iMac....... rerout the video from the monitor to my G5? then i would still have my iMac monitor. Actually i would have the whole imac (there is one on ebay right now with three days left 15", almost bought it 30 bucks, but they say that the monitor hardware might not work, and there is no screen) So basically if i can find a broken iMac (20" would be freakin sweet) i would then have the ultimate upgrade to an iMac. Supper iMac G5. i tell you what, if apple kept my style imac but made it G5 i would have had one already. I personally am ashamed of apple for getting rid of their style. I know the reasons though, but i am still sad. Also am trying to go the Tower way so that i can upgrade and be happy for a while. If anyone has any help to offer, i would appreciate it. if you know where there are broken ones for sale where the monitor works, let me know so i can buy one. anything around the 500$ range that im looking at right now. I can afford to make the puchase to test this out now, if under 500. but i need assurace that i has a good chance of working. that will be the money i have set asside for the monitor to go with the PM. If i got the ball rolling on trying to do this i can test it out on my room mates PM to make sure it works when i do get mine. where can i find good hardware spects on the G4 iMac, so i know how the monitor attaches to the video board/card. It would be so exciting to get this whole thing to work out this way. I so do love the iMac monitor and arm. My room mates 17" stupid ass dell doesnt look any better than my old style imac screen. I hope somene out there can help me out on this one, i am lost on how to tackle this, i am counting on the mac community. Maybe i am not the oney one and someone already did it, how cool. Thank you all who actually got this far on my post. i know its long.