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    connecting old monitor to ibook
    My ibook screen is broken, so i've connected my older 17" monitor to it.
    The only way i can get this to work however is if the monitor is also connected to my old g3 tower which has to be switched on.
    Does anyone know if there is a way i can run the old monitor without having to plug it into the g3 tower - maybe an adaptor so it just plugs into the mains?
    Any help would be fantastic.
    Thanks,

    Danny

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    What kind of monitor is it?
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    Sorry, it's a 17-inch CRT studio display (i'm in the UK)

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    How do you connect everything? Is the monitor hooking through a VGA port, DVI, ADC?
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    The monitor cable is VGA and is connected to my g3 ibook using an adaptor.

    The monitor power cord is a fairly big 3-point socket and connects into the book of my g3 tower.

    I'm looking for a way of using my old 17" monitoas an external display for my ibook without having to use the g3 tower.

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