Answer to: Do any other LCD panels work with this iMac?I cannot find any information on the LM171W02(TT) series display? They come stock in the Imac G5 isight that I have. and of course it has lines as well. will this solution work? or no? I do know the A4 and TT panels are not the same. (cant interchange them, wont boot)
Answer to: Do any other LCD panels work with this iMac?Will this work with the LM171W02(TT) screen? Mine has the TT and not the TL. (imac g5 isight). I assume the TT is LVDS? the A4 is NOT. it is TMDS. (like the g4)
Answer to: LCD compatibility iMac 17"becuase of the EEID. swap EEPROMs and itll work fine. You have to remember Apple has always been up to their dirty old tricks since day 1 of the operation. (proprietary, closed system, etc..) kinda like IBM was. usually, some, if not all, have EEPROMS that tell the video BIOS/GPU what the panel model/type is, the max resolution, etc. known as the EEID. there is a dedicated EEID bus. some machines use it, some do not. The purpose for a machine to use an EEID is if the motherboard is used in several different display configurations. If the EEID is not used, usually its becuase of the motherboard only working with 1 screen type or resolution. Apple is the same way, but they DO use the EEID. But, against us. the EEID reads back LM171W02(TT) (for a g5 isight), the mac will boot. anything else, the mac will not. This goes for most if not all of them. You can swap out the eeproms that contain the EEID, and it will work fine. the system will see a TT panel even though your using a TL. vice-versa. you can use 3rd-part...