Want to use monitor as a stand alone monitor for MacMini
My old Powerbook G4 is a lost cause, but display is still good. I want to use it for my MacMini early 2006 as it’s monitor. they make little circuit boards to accomplish this but which ones to use? Anyone ever do something like this? I need a little help.
Thanks in advance
I am fitting the monitor into a TRS-80 case witch my 12” powerbook G4 laptop lid fit’s perfectly in the place where the old tube sat. I can get the “DIY LCD Controller Board Driver Card HDMI+VGA for LP154WX4 B154EWO4 LTN160AT01” from eBay for about $20-25. But there are three different ones, so I need to know which one works with the 12” powerbook G4 monitor. there are three different kits for this…
Building a “MacTRS-80”
According to Mactracker the screen I have is:
Built-in Display 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Resolutions 1024 x 768 (native)
Here is what I am talking about (Yes I have yet to clean the empty case… this just for sizing.
Just about done… ere is what it looks like now…
MacMini 2.1 2.33GHz with 4 GB Ram (I know it only addresses 3)
Running OS X 10.7.5 Quite smoothly.
I pulled the CD/DVD off to use the USB Super Drive
Now all I have to do is replace the broken On/Off switch, one I figure out what kind will work… SPST, or a NO switch. I see the two little wires that connect to the motherboard.
It’s almost ready to button up and put into operation.