Monday, September 27, 2004

iMac can be hacked to support montior spanning

The Cult of Mac Blog
The new iMac G5 will drive an external monitor (monitor spanning), as long as you're willing to zap the firmware with this Screen Spanning Doctor script, according to the AppleInsider forums.

Of course, the operation is not endorsed by Apple, and there's a risk of frying the machine.

I can say for sure the hack works on the eMac. I zapped my 2003 eMac -- a nerve-racking process -- but it worked well. It also reportedly fixes up iBooks and the G4 iMac.

I'm sure this voids the warrantee -- so probably not something to do immediately. A good use for an old CRT?

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