PowerPC :: LCD TV / Monitor With 12" IBook (1024 X 768 Resolution)

Jul 26, 2006

I have a 12" iBook w/ 1024 x 768 resolution. I see that the 23" LCD TVs which also claim to function as monitors have a resolution of 1366 x 768. Given that the screen hack will be used on the iBook, will I benefit from the bigger screen? Am I better off with a 20" monitor?

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PowerPC :: I Can't Change The Resolution Back To 1024 X 768 - How To Fix It

Jan 27, 2009

I changed the resolution on my iBook to a resolution that is unsupported. Now when I turn my iBook it loads OSX 10.4 perfectly, then the screen goes black and just before it loads my desktop the screen Flashes Red, Green & Blue etc. I can't change the res back to 1024 x 768.

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PowerPC :: How To Change Ibook G4 Resolution

Sep 15, 2006

is there any way to up the resolution be it a hack or not can you up the resolution on a 12in ibook from 1024 to 1280?

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PowerPC :: How To Change Clamshell 12" Ibook Resolution

Sep 13, 2006

I Want To Run A Program But It Says I Need To HAve A Resolution Of 1028 by 700? But My Display Only Goes Up To 800 by 600 So Is It Possiable To Add Resolution?

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Mac Mini :: Display Only Showing 1024*768 Resolution / Unable To Remove Vga Display App

Aug 28, 2009

my late 09 mac mini is showing a 3rd display called vga display and when i mirror it only lets me have 1024*768 i was wondering how can i get rid of it i am thinking it came from an app for my ipod touch that lets u have a part of ur macs display on it but i cant get rid of it of the vga still even after i removed the app

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PowerPC :: IBook G4 Run A VGA Monitor?

Jul 14, 2007

Does anyone know if a regular iBook G4 1.2ghz 12" can run a nonApple VGA monitor through a mini vga to vga connection?

I have no idea, but saw a monitor I liked at Fry's and wondered if I could run the larger monitor off the iBook?

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PowerPC :: How To Use EMac As Monitor For IBook

Jul 29, 2009

My iBook G3 has a black screen (hard drive ok). How can I hook up my eMac to us as the monitor for the iBook? I don't want to run the iBook in target mode, but use it as the primary computer.

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PowerPC :: Finding CPU Temp Monitor For A G3 Ibook?

Nov 5, 2007

The title says it all. I want to monitor the CPU temp of my g3 800mghz ibook. I DLd iStat, but that only tells me the temp of my HDD...

I just want to see what temps the fans turn on around, and stuff.

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PowerPC :: Use Ibook Screen As External Monitor?

Aug 26, 2008

I have screens from 2 dead ibooks is it possible to turn then into external monitors?

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PowerPC :: Connecting An External Monitor To My Ibook G4

Sep 29, 2008

Hi- I have an ibook G4 (mid 2005). I'd like to be able to connect it to my new 22" external display so that I can have dual monitors. However, the external display plug obviously does not fit into the slot in the ibook.

Does anybody know the name of the converter cable I would need to buy in order to connect the external display to my ibook? And roughly how much these cost?

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PowerPC :: How To Use Old Mac (ibook) As External Monitor For Windows

Nov 14, 2009

I was wondering if I could use my old ibook g3 as a monitor for a windows computer.

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PowerPC :: Won't Work With 12" Ibook & External Monitor

Sep 28, 2008

I have a 24" dell external monitor that I use with my 17" MBP. My wife would like to hook up her 12" ibook to the 24" monitor. Is this possible, and what cables would I need?

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PowerPC :: Ibook & Xtra Monitor Are Running Slow

Sep 27, 2009

I recently bought myself an Xtra monitor to hook up to my Ibook. I also used the hack to be able to split up the monitors to have full resolution of my new monitor.

but now my computer is running slower. somewhere in this forum I have found out that because of the hack my Ibook now has to work extra hard to be able to run on 2 monitors.

my question is, isn't there a way to be able to use my new monitor at full resolution and just shut of the original Ibook monitor? so my Ibook does not have to split up his memory? If I mirror them I Can't work on full resolution ...

somebody doing this?

Or... What do I do/buy/download that my Ibook can work on 2 monitors, but doesn't run slower.

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PowerPC :: IBook And Setting External Monitor As Main Display

Sep 15, 2007

I have a 14'' iBook and recently bought an LG 19'' Widescreen monitor. I am testing a Dell 17'' on it right now before I open the LG one, but my problem is that the same screen shows on my ibook and the external. This isn't what I want. I have read you are supposed to be able to close the laptop and then it shifts to the external display but this is not working for me.

This is my goal:
Use my bluetooth keyboard full time
Have my ibook closed at all times
Have my external as my main display
How do I make this work?

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PowerPC :: Screen Resolution And Color Calibration / Grey Flickering Screen On Internal Monitor

Dec 5, 2007

Thing is I got hold of a 1ghz 17" iMac almost for free, it had a dead logicboard (I checked it with a voltage-meter), but I figured I could fix it and have a small hobby project-thingie going on. Well I just got a new logic board today, for a 1ghz 17" iMac g4.

Things is I only get a bright grey screen from my Mac when I boot. I've tried connecting it to a external display and that works fine. Everything is there.

I then reinstalled Tiger on it, with the computer connected to my external screen. And I still have the same problem. (I have now disconnected the ext. screen and is controlling the iMac from my MBP). So at least it isn't the installation.

So what is the problem? I can via an Apple Keyboard control the brightness on the blank screen, which would indicate that it does react to input of some degree.

I've read that if the inverter is dead or anything else is dead, you would get a rolling grey screen, flicker or something like that and not a steady bright grey. One thing I'm thinking is. What if somehow this logic board was for a 15" 1ghz imac g4? Can I check this?

I read that long thread about guys buying hi-res displays for their MBPs, and they had to replace some display profile? Could I maybe fix it with a different display profile-file?

I'm really confused by all this, and would appreciate any help I can get.

Model: PowerMac6,1
CPU-Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)


the gfx chip is a GeforceMX4 with 32mb.

The display is a mode 9c27, manufacturer 610, serialnumber 00000, manufacture date: B84D7200.

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Power Mac G5 :: Reset Monitor Resolution Supported By Monitor?

Nov 22, 2007

I have a G5 Quad with an Ati x1900 graphics card running into a 52" Samsung LCD. This was working fine through a dvi-vga adaptor until I switched the monitor resolution from 1920X1080 to 1360X768 which is not supported by the monitor .....blank screen. I plugged another 19" monitor into the other output on the card and both work fine but as soon as I remove the 19" the 52" reverts back to the unsupported mode. I have reset the pram and tried booting in safe mode but that did not help me. From bootup the 52" works fine until just before the login screen, then it switches resolution......blank screen. Would anyone know where these settings would be housed in OS 10.5.1 so I can modify (delete) them?

G5 Quad
Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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PowerPC :: IBook Monitor "feet"?

Mar 13, 2007

The "feet" (or pads, or whatever) have fallen out of my 12" G4 1.33 Ghz iBook. These are the small rubber parts in the top corners of my monitor. Does anyone know where I can find replacements for these? I was going to simply let it go, but this laptop is about to be passed on to my little sister-in-law and receive at least another year or two of abuse. I assume these tiny parts help keep the monitor away from the keyboard, making the computer look much better.

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Mac Pro :: Can't Get Native Resolution On Second Monitor In OS X

Oct 13, 2010

Here are my hardware specs:

Mac Pro 1,1

NVidia 7300GT (I need a new video card, anyone want to sell me one? [=)

2 x Samsung Synmaster 2494SW (native resolution 1920x1080)


I booted into windows 7 and I am now able to get both native resolutions.

Though, I am still unable to get both native resolutions (using DVI to DVIs) inside OS X for some reason. In OS X my second monitor is displayed as "VGA Display" and it completely black.

I am not sure why it works in bootcamp using Windows 7, but not in Snow Leopard. I am guessing this is a problem with the OS X configuration.

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OS X :: Monitor Does Not Allow To Set Native Resolution

May 28, 2009

I have a Hyundai W240D 24" LCD monitor and it works perfectly in Windows Vista SP2 64 bit running under Boot Camp but when I restart the computer to use Mac OS X it only shows 1920 x 1080 as the maximum resolution rather than 1920 x 1200. I have zapped the PRAM, repaired disk permissions and run fsck -f in single user mode and still the problem persists. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fix this?

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OS X :: Samsung Monitor Resolution On Mac?

Apr 15, 2010

I just purchased a Samsung Series 4 Model 530 monitor, 32 inch, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p. Can this effectively be used as the main monitor for my new Mac Pro laptop? I can NOT find this resolution in the prefs anywhere, and do not know if I can really use this monitor. I work in print design, and as a result, I am always viewing typography in great detail.

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OS X :: Which Resolution Monitor To Buy For MacBook?

Apr 19, 2010

I'm looking for an external monitor to plug my macbook into. Mainly working on Aperture, Microsoft office, and web surfing. Not watching movies or gaming on it. With my budget, the only IPS monitor I can afford is the 22" Dell ultrasharp. It comes with 1680x1050 resolution (or close to that). Also, its non-glossy, and I prefer glossy. Alternatively I can get a plain vanilla 24" TN monitor with 1920x1200.

I do need the extra screen estate, which is why I decided to buy a monitor in the first place. I frequently have to refer to multiple documents at the same time while working on Microsoft office, and Aperture would certainly benefit from more space. All these resolutions are new to me, my current desktop PC is still running on 1200x1024. Is there a significant difference moving from 1680 to 1920? Is it justified to lose the IPS feature (which gives better color and viewing angles, I've been told).

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Mac Pro :: Can Use With Monitor Of Lower Than 4K Resolution?

Sep 6, 2014

I have just purchased a new Mac Pro (august 2014) basic configuration ( see below) 

Quad-Core and Dual GPU
3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor
12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory
Dual AMD FirePro D300with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each
256GB PCIe-based flash storage 

From reviews seen so far the 4K monitors available do not achieve the 60Hz refresh rate...

The other issue is that the price of these displays is somewhat extravagant at the moment and since I intend to use my Mac pro for other applications and not Video and Photo editing I would like to ask whether a display of resolution (say 1920X1080) would work with my new Mac Pro. 

Mac Pro

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OS X :: Monitor Resolution On The LG Turns Crap

Sep 2, 2010

I bought one LG flatron e2350V, and i'm trying to connect it to my macbook pro, it's connect through minidisplay port - dvi. When in system preferences if i choose use monitor it appears with great resolution, beautiful image. But if i choose "use identical image for both monitors" the resolution on the LG turns crap.
What should i do to have identical image (so i can have my macbookpro with lid closed) but have at the same time an awesome resolution?

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MacBook :: External VGA LG Monitor Resolution

Feb 5, 2009

Just bought a new 22' LG monitor and I have the Mini DisplayPort to VGA. When I connect my monitor to my MacBook all is OK until I try to chose the 1680x1050 which is the LG's prefered resolution. When I chose it, my monitor turns to black, then after a while it shows the picture for a second, then black again.. Is this a 9400m fault, or the VGA adapter fault?If I try a MiniDisplay port to DVI, will it work in 1680 x 1050?
All the other resolutions are shown ok..

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Mac Pro :: Possible To Run Maximum Resolution On Samsung Monitor?

Jul 4, 2009

I read a few posts that seem to indicate that non-mac monitor cannot display higher them 1680x1200 when connected to a Mac computer. A friend of mine is planing on getting a new Mac pro with a 30" Samsung monitor (2560 x 1600). Will he be able to run the monitor a max resolution?

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OS X :: Cannot Select Appropriate Resolution For External Monitor

Aug 13, 2010

Recently I plugged my HD Monitor to my MacBook and the resolution changed (on the external monitor). I went to Display Preferences but I do not get any resolutions above 1600x1200. When I first used this monitor, I could use it at 1920x1080 and now I simply can't. I don't know if it's a PRAM issue. I reset it but nothing changed.

I'm using a HP 2309m monitor in VGA mode using the VGA-Mini display port adapter. I use the monitor with a PC in DVI mode, but I never use these connection at the same time. I noticed something. When I first used this monitor, Mac identified it as HP 2309 when I opened the display preferences. Now, it only recognizes it as Display.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Set Monitor To The Proper Resolution

Jun 29, 2012

This happened before and a restart fixed the problem, but not anymore.  Out of nowhere, I startup and I'm getting a message on the screen of my Samsung 2033SW that the resolution should be 1600 x 900 60mhz.  This is a message from the monitor, not a Mac system message.  But there is no setting for 1600x900 on the system prefs.  I tried restarting, and so on, but nothing...  In previous occurrences, somehow some way, I started to see the proper settings and then I just selected them in system prefs.  But no longer.  I'm stuck on 1024 x 768, the closest to the proportional resolution I'm after.  I don't know of any way to force the proper resolution.  Are there some .plist files I can delete?  There are other issues with this machine which is old and I'm working around for now. 

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Laptops :: Unable To Know About Screen Resolution On Old IBook

Mar 16, 2010

I have an old iBook graphite SE (466MHz G3 320RAM), which I haven't used for quite a while. I have loaded 10.3.9 on to it and it's working fine.

The only problem I have is that the screen wont display the the full width of a page when I am using Safari (1.3.1), I have to scroll from left to right to see everything, (screen set to 800X600). Other applications seem to be ok. I realise that it's all pretty old stuff but can it be fixed?

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MacBook Pro :: External Monitor Resolution To 1680x1050

Oct 27, 2010

I just found out that if I use the "mirroring" mode, and I set the resolution to 1680x1050 and 60hz(my monitor max resolution/hz), it's all kinda blurry... But if I put in sleep mode ma MPB and wake it up "switching on" my bluetooth keyboard, the monitor in my MBP doesn't even start and it just use the external monitor. In this case, there's no more blurriness but the settings are the same! Then, I can even turn on my MBP monitor (pressing some random key on its keyboard) and nothing change, still no blurriness...

How can this happen? By the way, there is another funny issue: if I use this "trick", the applications that should run in "fullscreen" (not really fullscreen, just the window that use all the screen size), like iTunes, don't do it anymore....

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MacBook Pro :: Getting Optimal Resolution For External Monitor

May 19, 2010

I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch 2010 model hooked up to a NEC Multisync EA231 WMI external monitor. The monitor is supposed to have a resolution of 1920 X 1080, but my computer only recognizes 1600 x 900 as the highest resolution. I've tried both mirrored and extended desktop, and I've also hooked up the monitor through a DVI adaptor and through a displayport cable. An Apple support person suggested using a dual-link DVI adaptor, but according to the Apple site this shouldn't be necessary for 1920 x 1080 resolution (I've also heard that it's a buggy piece of hardware). Any suggestions for getting optimal resolution?

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