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24" iMac (Early 2009) to Display Conversion Project

To convert a 24" iMac to a display, you'll need a display driver interface and a power supply. In addition to supplying 24Vdc to the LCD backlight, the power supply will run the Display driver i/f board, so there's no need for an external 12V power brick.
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LG Display LM240WU2 (SL)(B4)
LG Display LM240WU2 (SL)(B4)
Display Driver board (Don't buy it from the storefronts on Amazon - there's better vendors with better prices!)
Display Driver board (Don't buy it from the storefronts on Amazon - there's better vendors with better prices!)
What are these Extra Connectors?  Backlight doesn't work...
What are these Extra Connectors? Backlight doesn't work...
This screen snag from EBay shows the necessary boards and hookup - it was the info I needed!
This screen snag from EBay shows the necessary boards and hookup - it was the info I needed!
Needed a Power Supply as well... That's where the two connectors go! (See Comments under this image)
Needed a Power Supply as well... That's where the two connectors go! (See Comments under this image)
Display Card, Power Supply Schematic
Display Card, Power Supply Schematic
It works!
It works!
Gutted iMac, upper section is where the hard drive was located; Lower box is the original 120VAC connection
Gutted iMac, upper section is where the hard drive was located; Lower box is the original 120VAC connection
Detail, with most wiring installed & routed
Detail, with most wiring installed & routed
Power to inverter - 24Vdc from Power Supply, plus control wires
Power to inverter - 24Vdc from Power Supply, plus control wires
Display connector
Display connector
Wiring Complete - Red circle shows hole to I/F board
Wiring Complete - Red circle shows hole to I/F board
Power/Menu control board
Power/Menu control board
Through the bottom of the bezel
Through the bottom of the bezel
Old external HD case repurposed
Old external HD case repurposed
Top side of new connection interface - HDMI, DVI, VGA
Top side of new connection interface - HDMI, DVI, VGA
Interface mounted - 2 hole thorugh iMac back for wiring
Interface mounted - 2" hole thorugh iMac back for wiring
Interface finished.
Interface finished.
All the removed bits from the iMac.  Wanna buy them?
All the removed bits from the iMac. Wanna buy them?
Completed Monitor - currently for a Mac Mini
Completed Monitor - currently for a Mac Mini