Screen Spanning Hack for iMac G5 Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dotdotdot, May 29, 2005.

  1. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    This is exciting! I have decided on the iMac G5 to be my first Mac, and by the looks of it, it may be a birthday gift (october)!

    But some questions on that Screen Spanning Hack:

    1) Is it 100% reversable? Like, if installed, can I remove it?
    2) Will it void warranty?
    3) Is it compatible with the Rev. B iMac G5s?
    4) Does anyone here use it and have any comments?

  2. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    Yes, it is 100% reversible. The applescript that does it comes with a "disable spanning" function as well.

    I strongly doubt that it voids the warranty, but I can't confirm that.

    I assume it's compatible with Rev. B iMacs, but I use a Rev A with it so also can't confirm.

    It works great, just like dual monitors should. No complaints here.
  3. zach macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2003
    It's basically the exact same thing as the hack for the iBooks.

    All it is is a tiny change to the firmware to de-cripple the card.

    If you have a problem with the iMac and send it back to Apple with the hack still installed, they may give it as a reason they refuse to fix it, but if you undo the hack, there should be no way they can even know you installed it.
  4. dotdotdot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    The Rev. B is very different from the Rev. A in terms of video, and that is what this card does. Can anyone with a Rev. B confirm that this works on their iMacs?
  5. dotdotdot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
  6. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    I can't confirm it but I am 99% sure it would.

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