"Headless" iMac Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MTI, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. MTI macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Does anyone know if an Intel iMac will boot if the internal LCD is disconnected, but there's an external LCD attached?

    I do know that if a different internal LCD (as from certain G5, G4 or laptop LCDs) is swapped for the OEM internal, it will not boot, but I wonder if anyone has disconnected the inverter and data cables, but with an external attached to replace the internal LCD.

    TIA
     
  2. lordsion macrumors member

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    Feb 19, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    #2
    Yes

    Yep because at my local Mac shop the service technicians have a smashed LCD screen on the intel iMac yet they boot it up and it runs on a different external monitor. I saw him running Mac OS X on a boring old screen and i said "how are you running OS X? a hackintosh?" and he shows me this giant 20 inch imac under the desk with a horrible smashed screen. :eek:
     

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