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iMac G5 external monitor Answered

Hi there!

I'm currently working on a project, and I really need some help from you guys.

What I'm basically trying to do is putting a Raspberry Pi with Retropie installed into a iMac G5 case (24'') and use it as a Retro-Gaming-Machine.

Things I already have:
- iMac G5 24inch
- Raspberry Pi Model B+ with RetroPie installed
- 2 SNES Controller with an Adapter to USB
- Cables and stuff

And now to my problem:
I want to use the iMac's LCD panel (Product number: LM240WU2), which of course requires an inverter as well as a controller board.
The inverter is stuck to the panel, and can be used I think. But the controller board seems to be integrated into the Logic Board, so I can't use it.
I already found a suiting controller on AliExpress, but unfortunately it's not available. So I'm kind of running out of options where to get one.

Does anybody know where to get a working controller? It shouldn't be too expensive, because otherwise I could just buy a 17'' or 20'' iMac G5 and use it, because these are built a bit differently and work just over DVI.

I would love to make a Instructable out of the project, in case I'm able to solve that Problem!


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mpilchfamily (author)2015-09-08

Much like any laptop screen it's no good without it's controller that's built onto the computer's main board. Chances are you won't be able to get your hands on a suitable controller. If you do find one they tend to cost nearly as much as a new monitor would. It's best to get a new display and go from here.

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