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I have /Macintosh IIfx/ monitor SuperMac 19" and want to use it with non Machintosh computer. I have video card with Matrox chipset with exit for Macintosh monitor but I can't start it.
How can I use this Macintosh monitor?
Thanks.
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by:kooltek
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hi...

I think you might have to have a convertor. I remember we had a mac monitor at the lab and we needed to hook it up to a PC so we had to run it through a box... i dont think PC and Mac analog signals are compatible...

g'luck


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by:Nick1_bg
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What kind of convertor?
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by:kooltek
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Hi... okay bro this is what you need... the Mac has a Dsub-15 connector that comes wih it, and the video card has VGA
connector.  You need a Mac video female to a VGA male.

hope this helps...

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You will also need a video card that can do sync on green. Depending on the exact model (you can check here:
http://www.griffintechnology.com/monitor.html
you will have to set your video card to output the exact horizontal and vertical rates listed in the monitor specs. I have a 19" Rasterops sync-on-green monitor that I use with a Matrox Millenium card. The Millenium (and maybe other Matrox cards) can be set to output a sync on green signal and you can alter the mga.mon file that is part of the Powerdesk drivers to set the refresh rates for the monitor. To get the Matrox to output sync-on-green you change the hsync_pol (?) line in mga.mon to 32. If it still doesn't sync up exactly right you may have to mess with adjuster pots on the side (or inside) of the case. Even if this works, you will only be able to run it at the listed frequency - you won't be able to see boot-up messages, play dos games, or do anything else that has a different video mode. The converter that kooltek mentioned is probably a sync-on-green adapter, which I think you can buy on the net - this may allow you to run it in other modes, or you can get a fixed frequency video card from Mirage, or several other manufacturers
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kooltek changed the proposed answer to a comment
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Thanks man :-)
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