Using old iMacG4 as second screen for new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Humanzee, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Humanzee macrumors newbie

    Humanzee

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    I came to Apple 5 years ago with a shiny new iMacG4. Loved it, still do. Don't want to take it off my desk despite the lovely new iMac I got last weekend.

    What I do need is a second screen to use with FCP. Does anyone know of a way I can co-opt the screen of the G4 as a slave to the new iMac?

    Thanks.
     
  2. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    I tried this once, may not be the best solution. A little slow but it may work because iMacs you have i believe have decent specs, compared to the PowerMacs i tried it on. THe program is called Screen Recycler. Basically you create network between the two computers (preferably ethernet to connect the two and you can use wifi for your main internet). Then it allows you to share the screen of your old iMac. Infact the first page of the site shows exactly what you have, so hey it might work nicely.

    http://www.screenrecycler.com/home.html

    good luck, ask if you need more help
     
  3. Humanzee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Humanzee

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    Thanks NiroshanMan, I'll give that a try in the morning and let you know how it went!
     

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