imac g5 external display. Does it work?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Hi

I have an iMac g5 and want to hook up an additional screen for more real estate but I read in the manual that it will only mirror. Is this true or can I hook up another display?



Thanks in advance.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    m.o.s.tm.o.s.t Posts: 255member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by craftymacgirl

    Hi

    I have an iMac g5 and want to hook up an additional screen for more real estate but I read in the manual that it will only mirror. Is this true or can I hook up another display?



    Thanks in advance.






    Short answer = NO



    Long answer = YES *with risks



    Why no? Apple has the iBooks, eMacs, iMacs set to only mirror the image



    This "lockout" is only in the firmware of the Mac... Apple does NOT support this but there have been "3rd party" firmware "updates" that would set it to "allow" mirror or extended.



    Hope that gives you an answer
  • Reply 2 of 2
    rraburrabu Posts: 246member
    I haven't personally tried this yet (no real need other than if my iBook which doesn't support this could span) but lots of people on these forums have used this with success as well as some people I know.



    http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/supportlist_e.html
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