symetrical 24" monitors

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  1. Rich Perrotta macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    Posting a question for my buddy.
    He has the 24" iMac and was researching to get a 23" mac display to put next to the 24" for a daw recording set up. But then he was thinking, if he could get a "parts" 24" imac and use it's display so they would be exactly the same sitting side by side?
    Any and all advice welcome,
    thanks
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    That would be very difficult since you'd have to figure out a way to interface the "parts" iMac's display with the output from the main iMac. It's not just a simple DVI connector.
     
  3. Rich Perrotta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, But from what I understand, at his facility, he has the resources to make this adapter. So it's possile for this to work?

    Thank you
     
  4. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Wow, really? I know a lot of people have tried very hard to do this same thing, only with the old G4 iMacs, with no sucess. But if he can figure out a way to do it, please share.
     
  5. Rich Perrotta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that insight.
    I'll pass the word.
    (and if by some chance he attempts it and it works, I'll let you know).
    Thanks again.
     
  6. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    If your were lucky and could find an broke down iMac with a bad/broken LCD and/or logic board, then you could gut it and hack in the innards of a standard 24 inch LCD into the iMac casing and use the DVI interface of that monitor to interface to the real iMac.

    Crazy as it is, likely to be a bit more 'do-able' than using a standard iMac as a monitor, as it has only a video output, not so much of an input.
     

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