I mac mid 2007 as monitor

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  1. efthimisvaf macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have an old imac (mid 2007) which i dont use it anymore since i bought a better computer. I wonder if I could do some "surgery" on it and convert it as a standalone monitor. I know that it has not video-in capability so I have to put apart the proccesor, hard drive etc and keep only the power supply and maybe the video card, so it wont be a computer anymore. Maybe I will manage to put a hdmi port in it. Any ideas if its possible? sorry for my bad english
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    Have you looked into screenrecycler?http://www.screenrecycler.com/ScreenRecycler.html
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    That won't work. You can't pull stuff out and expect things to work. How would the video get anywhere? There is no video-in, and the video is part of the logic board.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The video card on most Intell based iMacs, including the mid-2007 ones, is a separate replaceable/upgradable part.
     
  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I don't think this will work on anything older than the 2009, 2010 models which support video input but only once the OS is up.

    Cheers,
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    But the video card will not function without the CPU running, so I view it as part of the logic board.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    You phrased your original statement to indicate that the video chips where soldered onto the logicboard, like on Macbooks and Minis.
     

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