new to Power Tower - display options

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nomadix, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. nomadix macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2006
    Hello mates :

    Just purchased a g5 2.5 Quad Power Tower -
    just the tower - no display

    can I use my g4 Power book as a display till I find the display I want ?
    What cable will I need , if I can do this ?
    or what options do I have - wish to stay with an Apple Display
    I know where I can find a very reasonable old cinema display - I think is not a DVI connection - an adapter will have to be used no? if I decide that route - only if Laptop cannot be used as display - just to check the machine out

    cheers in advance
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    No, you cannot use your PowerBook as a Display for another computer. However, nearly any display will work, a cheap CRT at a local thrift store would be suitable until you get a new one.

    If it is one of the Cinema Displays made of clear plastic, then you just need a DVIvalator or DVI->ADC converter to use it. If it is made of aluminum, you just need to connect it. Otherwise, a DVI->VGA adapter will make the connection.


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