I am trying to connect a G810 to the back of my Mac G5 desktop. Have one G5 connected already but need to connect the second G5 so I can use that screen for other displays while I work on my graphics on the first screen.
Can't find an adapter that works.
The connection on the back of the G5 has 3 rows of 10 female connectors along with a square of 4 female connectors around a central blade connection. Rim around the entire connection has parallel sides with round ends. Being a Mac type I am not conversant with the names for these connections.
The connector you have on the back of the video card is called and ADC connector, Dr. Bott used to make adatpers from ADC to DVI and ADC to VGA, but has since stopped making them, you should be able to those special adapters on ebay.
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If its a PowerPC G5, Then first check display with another computer or you can connect another screen to your G5 Mac if you have a dvi port on the video card. It's most probably either the monitor or video card. Sometimes it might be defective ram.
By pressing and holding down the power key for about ten seconds on the front of the G5 you can perform a hard shutdown although you will have lost any changes on any open documents. Once the machine has shutdown you can then restart per normal. Hope this helps.
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There are a few steps you can try to troubleshoot this issue:
Try a PMU Reset: * Turn of your iMac if it is already turned off * Disconnect all connections to the iMac except the power cord * Now disconnect the power cord for approximately 20 seconds * Reconnect just the power cable the keyboard, mouse and power cord, and then power your iMac G5 up.
* Check to see if the iMac boots up normally without power interruption.
* If the iMac G5 shuts off again, try these steps, another recommendation would be to remove all connections including the power cord, and lay the iMac G5 on soft cloth face down and with a philips screwdriver, remove the plate on the bottom of the iMac G5 where your RAM memory is located. Before removing the RAM however, touch your hand on the metal boot to discharge any static current you carry for approximately 5 seconds.
Now remove each RAM card and then reseat (re-install) each card.
Restore the RAM card cover with your Philips screwdriver, reconnect your power cable, keyboard and mouse and turn on your iMac G5.
See if this second procedure helps if the first procedure does not work.
The iMac G5 and iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor) computers have a video out port located on the back of the computer, which will mirror video. Video mirroring means you can see the same image that is on the iMac G5's flat-panel display on an external monitor, television, or projector. Using the video out port, you can mirror video with a compatible VGA display using the Apple VGA Display Adapter. You can also use the video mirroring feature with a television or projector that has S-video or composite video connectors when you use the Apple Video Adapter. Both the Apple VGA Display Adapter (M8639G/A) and the Apple Video Adapter (M9109G/A) are available separately, and are needed if you want to use your iMac with a VGA monitor cable, S-video cable, or composite video cable. The video mirroring feature is "plug and play". Simply connect a VGA display, television, or projector to the appropriate adapter (see above), then connect the adapter to the video out port located on the back of the computer. When you connect the adapter to the computer, the screen may refresh momentarily as the computer prepares itself for the new video output. The computer tries to match the resolution of the built-in and external display. If there is no match, the computer changes both screen resolutions and may black out areas on the built-in display in order to match the capabilities of the external display. Important: To ensure that your iMac G5 automatically detects the external display or projector, be sure you plug the adapter into the external display or projector before you plug it into the iMac G5. You can switch resolutions and frequencies for both the iMac G5 flat-panel display and the external display, television, or projector using Displays preferences. Want to watch a DVD movie disc on a television that's connected to your iMac G5? Select a 720 x 480 NTSC (in the United States) or 720 x 576 PAL (in Europe and other regions) resolution in Displays preferences. Tip: Because of the display limitations of most televisions, the images displayed on a television screen are usually not as high quality as those on the built-in display or an external monitor.
Hi, I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble....
THis is a tricky one. My first step would be to connect another screen to your G5 and connect your V223w to another Mac... Are you able to do this, do you have access to another system, could even be a PC ( in the worst case )
Ideally, having 2 screens connected to your G5 would be the best situation.
THis way, with one working screen, you can attempt to modify the resolution and refresh rates on the V223w from the good screen, be sure to activate screen mirroring, otherwise you will not have access to the other window of monitors system preferences.
If you can get two monitors connected and mirroring is not an option, then either your monitor is KAPUT or the video card secondary port is KAPUT, try switching the port of the card your displays are connected to. I think they are both DVI ports. If the opposite screen is now working, then you know it's the port on the video card.
Hope this will get you through it.
two things to consider. There are two different types of Ethernet cables out there. Perhaps you have a one way cable for the second one. To test this, unhook the working cable from the mac that gets internet and then hook that one up to the one that doesn't get it. See if it sees the network after a minute. The other issue might be in the Operating System. You might need to make sure that they are both up to date with all of the latest updates installed. (I know, hard to do with out an internet hook up.) Lastly, make sure you are plugging in the cable to the right place on the back of the router. Seems silly, but some of the best have accidentally put it into a link plug to connect several routers rather than an actual Ethernet plug.