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Topic # 83911 23-May-2011 23:35

I am looking at getting one of these second hand to run an old piece of software, such as the one at  http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=378597065   .  However I need to know if these old G4s allow you to connect up your normal SVGA or DVI monitor 1280x1024 LCD PC monitor, or whether they use some proprietary apple video connector, which apple are renowned for. Anyone know how I can find out. I have asked a couple of auction traders who are professional sellers, but they never reply. I just don't want to buy one and find our I can't connect my PC Monitor, keyboard and mouse to it.

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  Reply # 473687 24-May-2011 22:06
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All of the Powermac G4's I've seen have VGA out. In TM, ask for a photo of the ports. You could also look at the profiles at lowendmac.com

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  Reply # 473782 25-May-2011 08:31
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Every Mac since the original G3 iMac has USB, so you can use any K/B and mouse. There is an "apple" key on the keyboards, but usually the "windows" or similar key has this functionality on a 3rd party keyboard.

Apple used standard VGA and DVI implementations, but be aware that some of the G4s used an Apple Display connector port in place of the DVI. This esentially carried DVI, as well as power and USB. It is a similar shape to DVI, but has rounded ends on the plug. Adapators are available to convert back to normal DVI, but they are getting harder to find now.

Have a look at the Apple Tech specs page to see what specific models came with.

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