Using the PowerBook G4 display with a PC?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by DesertFox, May 9, 2005.

  1. DesertFox macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2004
    Hello fellow Mac users,

    I am wondering if it is possible to connect the PowerBook G4 somehow to a PC (ATI Radeon 9700 Pro in this case) and use the powerbook display as a monitor for the PC.

    The reason I want to do this is because I would like to run some games on the PC, but dont want to carry a display to a LAN party.

    I would like to use the PC just to run a couple of games for LAN parties and nothing else cuz its useless for everything else.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    The Powerbook doesn't have a video input device. You might be able to use a USB- or Firewire-based video bridge to pump TV-quality video into the Powerbook and display it, but video quality will take a hit.

  3. JonMaker macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2004
    sorry, but its not going to work. believe me, i've tried.

    unless your plans for the immediate future of your powerbook contains a soldering gun, or you are a low level software hacker on the PC and Mac, this is not going to happen.

    you could use remote desktop, but that would be way too laggy for gaming.
  4. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005

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