View Full Version : VGA to old Multi-Scan monitor?

08-20-2004, 01:10 PM
I acquired an "Apple Multiple Scan 1705 Display" (model M4436) with a used beige G3 recently. The monitor has a 25-pin male connector, which looks just like a normal VGA connector. Is it the same? Could I use this monitor with a standard VGA output (like those found on PCs and newer Macs) using just a 25-pin to 25-pin VGA cable?

Thanks, BF

08-26-2004, 12:13 PM
Hello BF,

25-pin? I thought VGA had 15 "possible" pins of which 14 were used...

Not sure of the specific display you're talking about, but I've used plenty o' combinations of Apple monitors, regular ol' VGA monitors, and PCs and Macs.

You might need a simple conversion "plug"...they used to be quite common to allow VGA monitors be used with beige Macs (or, conversely, Apple monitors be used with PCs).

Hope this helps...


08-26-2004, 02:51 PM
Yes, you're right - 15 pin! I have several Mac - VGA converters. It's just that the connector on the back of the Mac Multiple Scan monitor looks exactly the same as on a standard VGA monitor.

I may just try it and see - I am just a bit worried in case anything goes bang!


08-26-2004, 03:14 PM
"The Apple Multiple Scan
1705 Display is a low-cost
monitor with a 17-inch CRT
(15.8-inch viewable image
This monitor comes with a
Macintosh-to-VGA adapter
so it can be used with most
IBM PC-compatible
computers equipped with
VGA or greater capability."

08-27-2004, 08:35 AM
Cool! Just the info I was after!

09-15-2004, 01:34 AM
Hey frog !!! just to let you know... I'm almost certain I've seen some adaptors that would work for you in the CTA. Have a chat with the lads to see what they might have? :jollyrog: :D

09-15-2004, 04:56 PM
I had that monitor but have sold it - but yes it will work. - Randy