If you do decide to do some sort of mod, post a link here to your thread so I and others can follow your progress. Sign In Now. An indoor cat cage enclosure is a great idea if you need to keep the pet locked for some reason. Log In to see Member Pricing. Before you begin setup some of the questions you may want to consider include: What screen will you be connecting to? The same setup will work with a Mini as well. First thing to get is a universal AC power adapter.
A new Mac mini is also expected to launch in , if the rumors are to be believed. Before you begin setup some of the questions you may want to consider include: What screen will you be connecting to? Add power Plug the power adaptor into your Mac mini and plug the other end into your power outlet.
Connect to Wi-Fi Once turned on, the setup guide should take you through a few simple steps, including setting up a Wi-Fi connection. Sign in with your Apple id This will give you access to the App Store and and will link your iCloud account if you wish to connect to your Mail, Photos, Calendar and so on.
Begin using your Mac mini From here, you can begin using your PC or TV screen as a computer, using the desktop to search for apps, open web pages and more. What can you do with your Mac mini? Set up digital signage with the Mac mini The Mac mini is a great way to turn any screen into a digital sign. Create a home viewing centre With the Mac mini and a screen, or desktop, you can create a home viewing centre that allows you to watch movies, surf the internet and listen to music. Mac mini question buster Can you use any monitor with a Mac mini?
How do you turn on a Mac mini? Simply press the power button on the Mac mini box. Can you use any keyboard with a Mac mini? It is in a 3rd party mount that features very useful front facing USB ports.
Both the iMac G4 and iMac G5 are more than just monitors, they give the mac mini extra functionality. This was originally an all-in-one which used a Penryn Core 2 Duo ECX board, however after difficulties with attempted hackintoshing and the release of the new Sandy Bridge mac mini's I elected to convert this to an external monitor for an external mini.
The monitor housing contains the native LCD and inverter.
The neck has been modified with wires from the 17" iMac neck as well as wires from the apple cinema display's cable. The cinema display's power brick is at the top of the dome with the power source from an internal optical drive enclosure. The native iMac power plug gets split between these two. The 5.
The cinema display's control board then sits underneath the drive getting power and signaling from the LCD and also supplying 2 powered USB ports. One of the USB ports hooks up to the drive and one additional port is available for use in the rear of the machine. Initially I had used the case to the first generation non-iSight iMac G5.
I used the native display but with the LCD controller, inverter, and wiring from the cinema display pictured above. The Cinema Display's cable goes out the back where the power cord was natively and the power brick is external. The iSight can be spliced directly to a USB cable and while the mic is spliced to a 3.
The mic and camera then plug into the cinema display controller's 2 USB ports. I'm actually about to attempt something like this with my first gen 17" iMac g5, thanks for the info. I'm trying to track down a used Cinema Display or parts from it now I may end up going with a third party controller, and messing around with the stock g5 power supply, but that's all as a last resort. I am wanting to attempt this in some way.
I have an original 23 inch Cinema Display screen with a broke back hinge that is suppose to stand it up. Not an original to the G5 but a later add on wondering how I can rewire the screen to support and external power source and an DVI connection. I believe the cinema has an LCD controller built in already that can be wired directly to a dvi connection. Which I think is the OP's own site I may be wrong.
If anyone has tutorials and pin config for you to use during rewire, he will.
Also, why would you want to build in an external power source rather than use the stock power supply for the 23" Cinema Display? Considering it has an LCD controller already onboard and would just need to be wired up to a dvi port internally, you shouldn't even have to mess with the power supply at all. I didn't know if the monitor came with an internal power controller board or not. I Know the original GPU in the G5 case has a uncommon looking DVI port and the screen connects to it has the ability to not only power the back light and the display as well as turn on the system with a touch of the display power on button.
Standard DVI I doubt has enough voltage to power on a display and the back light.
The Mac mini G4 supports a single display with digital resolution up to x using DVI out. This includes the the Apple 20" Cinema Display (2) and Apple. The Apple Mac mini G4/ features a GHz PowerPC a (G4) Connectivity includes DVI (DVI-to-VGA adapter included), USB
It is how my apple monitor looks like, I did a lot of Google search to figure out if my monitor is a Cinema display or Studio. I can not really tell the difference honestly but in either case it is a 23inch display. I read that the connection type is known as ADC. The power supplied to the screen itself is 25 volts.
He adapted a 24 volt and 1. I again doubt that standard DVI connection will actually have 25 volt.
Hmm, is this a currently working apple Cinema Display? If so, you probably just need an adapter for the display port connection to go to dvi. I'm not saying you shouldn't attempt a mod, but I think for what you're trying to do, you may not need to. I believe the weird dvi input on your screen is called display port, and apple has display port to dvi, and probably display port to hdmi adapters available.
Yes the display last time check was working very well. It is a type of display connection but it is similar as DVI with an extra line for the 25v to power the display, Normal DVI connection does not have the extra voltage. Which is why no window PC turns on with a display button. I apologize, I didn't know what your connection was after all, but thanks for the update.
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I downloaded SystemRes X as suggested in some of the threads and change the resolution, but it seems that it was not saved. Can you tell me step by step how to fix this problem. Thanks Max. I am having the same problem with my Macbook and getting no signal. It looks like in , the problem still exists. Hi there!