Using a PowerPC iMac screen for an Intel iMac
Hi, I have a 20" PowerPC iMac G5 with a good screen but it keeps locking up.
Apart from the mechanical aspects, I wonder whether the display from this machine would be compatible with a 17" Intel-based 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo iMac that just happens to have a damaged screen.
Hope someone can help,
Problem solved - I've bought a Power Mac!
I am using an external monitor with my iMac Intel 5,1 (EMC2118) after the internal monitor quit.
The Mac boots up in extended mode, (2 screens wide)
I took it in to the Genius Bar to see if they could switch it over to mirroring the internal monitor. The genius did it with a couple of keystrokes.
the same command (or any others I can find) will not work with MY (original) keyboard or a couple of spares.
Apple tech support had no clue what I was talking about.
The workaround aln't pretty - I had to blindly find & drag the HD icon from the dead screen to the functioning one, then drill down to the control panel to change the display to mirrored.