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Reusing iMac G5 20 inch all-in-one screen? Answered

I picked up a iMac G5 that was going to be thrown. The monitor works, there is no HDD installed. I am hoping i will be able to put in a HDD and install Tiger and make work like it should, however my other thought is to use it as a 20" monitor. I am wondering if i can somehow put the monitor into a regular case and use it straight up as a 20" plug and play monitor like any other LCD. Is this possible? I've been looking and cant find anything...

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hudson65

7 years ago

I got it for free, bought a $50 HDD, any normal hard drive works, installed OS X on it and sold it for $450 bucks. Good deal for me.

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mho5

7 years ago

Somebody post this hardware-hack here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1110159

Please kindly have a look. Wish somebody can actually prove it, & translate it to proper English.

Thanks!

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hudson65

8 years ago

By the way, I replaced the HDD, sold it for $400, bought a $300 monitor and pocketed the extra $50. (the HDD was $50)

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Joe Martin

9 years ago

These still sell very well in non working condition on ebay, If not get a new G5 logic board and harddrive and install leopard and you would still easily make your money back and more. Macs hold their value!

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

I'd replace the HDD, will be much easier than making it into a monitor

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fwjs28KentsOkay

Answer 9 years ago

agreed, i don't know how much Apple Hdd cost, but you will most likely have to shell out a couple bucks...that is unless all HDD are Apple compatible (i dont know much about macs)...