Planning to make an iMac monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kgian, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. kgian macrumors regular

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    I am about to embark in a special project. I am going to get my hands on an empty imac 2011 21.5 shell, with speakers, power supply, panel and front glass. I am going to try to turn it into a stylish "apple" monitor.

    If all goes well I will have the item in my possession next weekend.
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

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    What motherboard and stuff you putting in there. Or .. will it be like a 'tv' with an apple tv and your cable coax in there :)
     
  3. kgian thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was thinking of using a controller board available on ebay. I have already done it with an old laptop monitor. Now that I am checking more thoroughly though I see that there are certain difficulties with the panel in the 2011 imac, model # LG LM215WF3 (SD) (C2).

    There is this board on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DVI-VGA-L...673371?hash=item1c6e1ff8db:g:vpcAAOSwWKtUr67K but the connector for the backlight seems different.
     
  4. kjmff5 macrumors regular

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    Doesn't Apple use laptop parts in the iMacs. So theoretically if you just buy parts of macbooks you should be okay right?
     
  5. kgian thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually each kit is tailored to a specific panel model. The eBay store told me they have a suitable kit for my panel but I asked some extra questions to be sure. Waiting for their answer...
     

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