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    How do I use a different monitor from my imac monitor?
    I have a 2.16 Ghz 20 inch intel imac. So about a year ago i accidentally shot my imac screen with an airsoft gun. Ever since then its been no problem, just a nickel sized crack in the glass. today i put my computer on its face to install new memory, and when i start it up theres a water fall of color oozing from the crack and a half inch bar of lines going to the right. As i understand it new screens run about $800, so thats out of the question. My question is could I get a cheap monitor and then make it so that it is the primary display? How would I do such a thing? Thanks a lot guys

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    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Your iMac has a mini-DVI port. I would recommend a monitor with a DVI input. you would then need a mini-DVI to DVI adapter and a DVI-D cable to connect them.
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    Thank you very much

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