Connect iMac LCD to a G3 PowerMac?

Posted by: velocityg4

Connect iMac LCD to a G3 PowerMac? - 06/22/04 07:18 PM

I have an iMac G4 800mhz with a dead motherboard. I am now scraping all the parts and want to use the LCD with my beige G3. Does anyone know if there is a way to wire the iMac's 15 inch lcd to the Beige G3? The G3 has an ATI Radeon 7000 card in it with a DVI-I connector. Or does anyone know links for wiring diagrams of the LCD and DVI connector?
Posted by: mark

Re:Connect iMac LCD to a G3 PowerMac? - 06/22/04 10:51 PM

You would need an interface board for the LCD. You can probably find one out there but its going to be hard to track down and likely pretty expensive. Since its an AIO system with many relations to the G4 'books most of its video is onboard (ie non standard signals). There's an unlikely chance that it uses a standard signal, like the CRT iMacs, but I don't think there would be a standard connector. If it does use a standard signal it would take a lot of research that is probably over your head (if you're an EE major then I may stand corrected) to figure out what to connect to where.