Replace iMac G4 15" LCD with a 17" LCD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gavinstubbs09, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

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    Hi!

    I had just bought a iMac G4 15" 800MHz model today for $50 (which is probably more than what I should have paid, but I wanted one!) and after I got home I noticed the inch and a half vertical line (which isn't too bad, but it can bother me of trying to watch movies or something). So my question is, could I get the screen and shell of the 17" and mount it to the 15" base and be fine, and OS X would go full res for the 17"?

    Just since I had the opportunity might as well ask :)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The counterweight in the dome would be less. That could cause problems unless you swapped the dome's internal metal shell. If the models are the same speed range 700Mhz-800Mhz or 1Ghz 15" and 1.25Ghz 17" it might work. I'm not sure which model the 1Ghz 17" would match with, probably the 1Ghz 15" model.
     

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