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iBook As An External Monitor?
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Mac Elite
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Apr 11, 2007, 12:43 PM
Is there a way to use the iBook G4 12" as a monitor for another computer?

My brother has a pretty powerful PC he uses for gaming, but with an outdated monitor. It's always been good for playing games at high resolutions and detail, until recently. Modern games like Battlefield 2142, Medieval: Total War II, C&C 3, and a few other games hardly play at all. C&C 3 plays at 1024x768, but both Battlefield and Total War are unable to play at even 800x600. It's not the computers problem at all, because the game still runs, just with no picture. The monitor shows a "Frequency Out Of Range, Try Other Resolutions" image. We both know it must be the monitor because it is so old, and my iBook G4 would be the newest monitor of the house, but I don't know if it can be connected as an external monitor, or if it would display high resolutions, or even native resolutions with games like those. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Apr 11, 2007, 12:50 PM
No, neither iMac nor iBook displays can be used as stand alone displays for other computers.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
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Apr 11, 2007, 01:22 PM
Thanks a bunch. Guess he'll be buying that new flat screen monitor tonight
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