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    I realize i might be unwelcome seeing as all my computers are windows based but i need the help of the mac community. I do like macs but can't afford one. However, i am going to buy a busted and stripped imac. All it has is the motherboard, the screen and its casing. I need to know if there is anyway i can get the display converted to VGA or DVI so i can plug it in to my computer. I would then take he screen and screen arm and mount it over a hole in my desk. I would run the cords down to my PC from there. Can anyone help me find a way to convert the cords to VGA or DVI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imacproject View Post
    ... However, i am going to buy a busted and stripped imac. All it has is the motherboard, the screen and its casing. I need to know if there is anyway i can get the display converted to VGA or DVI so i can plug it in to my computer....
    This is not possible.
    Just purchase another monitor if you need a second display.
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    I Think apple sells a DVI to VGA plug... but am not sure... i'll check
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    In short... No its not possible and no adapter is available.

    There will be no standard plug on the end of the LCD cable (if have ever worked on a laptop the LCD works the same), its a plug that is meant to plug into an specific motherboard and some of the components the LCD needs to work are integrated in the motherboard (power supply, controller, inverter, etc.)
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