using ibook as 2nd monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AlmostJosh, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. AlmostJosh macrumors 6502

    AlmostJosh

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    so i have an ibook G4 that has a broken hard drive, but the screen still works. i was wondering if it was possible for me to be able to hook it up to my mac mini and use it as a second monitor?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Unfortunatly no, the only macs you cna do this with are some of the newer iMacs, but your iBook cant be used as an external display.
     
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    Only the 27" iMac can be used as a second display, but you can take a look at ScreenRecycler, though you need an OS on your iBook to use it (manageable via using an external Firewire HDD to boot an OS from).
     

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