The Dark side - older iMac

Started May 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Andy Hewitt Veteran Member • Posts: 3,431
Re: The Dark side - older iMac

Erik Ohlson wrote:

Hi & thanks, Andy.

I take it that "not all cables are created equal" - not exactly what I wanted to hearĀ 

That's always been the case with multi connection cables, there are good ones and cheap ones. More so in analogue days, but I think there are still a few cheap units around that only connect the vital pins. You need to look for ones that state that all pins are connected.

I have an adapter on order for this DVI-HDMI trick, and I sure hope it works for watching things on the large-screen TV. I did not hope that the TV would be a substitute for another screen, I didn't even think of another screen until you suggested it, so no worries there. I had just hoped that there was some trick to just brightening my present screen a bit more but I suppose it's getting old, but then, so am I, so I sympathize with it.

There might be, although even for a quick look and estimate to repair, most repairers charge a minimum fee (at least in the Uk it's common practice - normally at least £50 just to have a look).

I was merely trying to suggest a solution that presents an economical fix, and one that leaves you with a spare display for future use.

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