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    pc monitor on a mac g4

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    pc monitor on a mac g4
    hi, i was just wondering which adapter i need to connect my pc monitor to my mac g4. i bought one off ebay, but it was the wrong one. there are so many on there and i am confused.com.

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    pc monitor on a mac g4
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    Your video card probably takes VGA, which most CRT monitors use, so I'm guessing you have an LCD or a weird video card. LCD monitors typically use some form of DVI.
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    pc monitor on a mac g4
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    More information please.

    Is the G4 running an ADC (Apple Direct Connect) connector on the graphics card? If so you will need an ADC/DVI adapter at US$99.00 from the Apple store. If the G4 has DVI just plug straight in.

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    pc monitor on a mac g4

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    hi, im not sure actually as this is my first ever mac and have only been using pc's. Im assuming its all the original parts with the mac g4 i bought second hand, not sure if any other video card has been added.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...can-i-fix.html

    the blue adapter shown here is what it looks like i need to plug my pc monitor into but my video card is slightly different.

    http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/imag...radeon7500.jpg

    My connections are similar to this one but the one on the left is a smaller vesion of the connection on the right. If you understand that???


    Any ideas?

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    pc monitor on a mac g4

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    Power Mac G4: How to Differentiate Between Models

    figure 2 is the connection which my apple studio display goes into.

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    Okay yes that is ADC - Apple Direct Connect - that takes power and USB to the LCD. To connect a PC monitor you will need to purchase an ADC/DVI adapter, usually around US$100 from the Apple store. This is what it is like and connects to your mains power, and a USB cable pjugs into your Mac:-

    http://store.apple.com/au/product/M8661X/B

    Purchase it from your own country, which is not shown on your avatar to ensure mains plufs workl.

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    Maybe I'm reading it wrong but isn't he trying to plug a PC mon into an ADC port?
    The link harryb gave is for plugging an ADC mon into a DVI port. Or does it go both ways?

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