my neighbour gave a broken early 2008 24" iMac with a video card failure (fried 8800GS, the usual thing...)
I was wondering if it is possible to use the display and turn it into an external display to use with my own machine? And yes, I have already seen it surely won't be plug and play, but I've got time and a soldering iron and I like experimenting. So is it possible?
Apple used regular panels with the same conncetors as other brands. So basically, I should be able to use the controller board of a different monitor with the same panel to get it working? Would even a generic controller board sold on ebay work? SOmething has to be wrong in here because otherwise people wouldn't generally say no...
I found this (french) PDF where someone explaines in good detail how to convert a G5 iMac into a stand-alone monitor. Is it the same with the model I have? I mean it also has a LVDS connector (like most panels)...
http://users.skynet....6/pas a pas.pdf
Thanks for your help!