I briefly saw a thread here about turning an iMac G3 into a monitor the other day. It reminded me something I wanted to do a long time ago, which was convert an iMac G4 into an external DVI monitor. There are a number of example of this, including: Link 1 Link 2 My idea gut the inside of a dead/dying 17" or 20" iMac G4, splice in the wiring for the display (DVI). From there, I could do a SATA to USB conversion to make the CD drive function as an external (I'm not sure how I'd open it to be honest). Maybe if I get bored I could hookup the internal hard drive as well. If I really wanted to go all out I could throw in an amplifier to hook up the Apple Pro Speakers via a 3.5mm jack... but now I sense i am running out of room. I'll plop this thing on my desk at work and hook my ThinkPad up to it. It's the closest I'll ever be to getting to use a Mac at work. Has anyone ever given this a shot? G4 iMacs can be found pretty cheap (though there are some absurd listings). If I find one with a fried logic board or other issues (aside from the monitor obviously) maybe I'll pick it up and get my hands dirty. I've been looking for a project to do. EDIT: http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sys/4952770902.html If this iMac is still available when I go back to Connecticut next weekend for Passover, I will jump down to NYC and pick this guy up.