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I'm going to convert an old iMac into a 5k monitor, but I'd like to identify some plugs so I can have cables made rather than solder. I'm going to see if the cost (after prototype) is reasonable to order a bunch and offer a kit for sale. I apologize in advance for my ignorance of terminology.

For the power switch, it's 1mm OD tall and a bit over 2 mm(2.5mm?) OD wide. Power switch 1 Power switch 2

For the power supply, it's made of three "barrels" or pins that are 2mm x 2mm OD. Power supply 1 Power supply 2

And internal speakers are 1mm OD x 9mm OD with room for six pins. Speaker connector 1 Speaker Connector 2 Speaker connector 3

If anyone can help with any of this, that would be fantastic. Thanks in advance!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you looked for the schematic? They float around online and tend to be very detailed \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Mar 6 at 23:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ Power supply looks like Molex. \$\endgroup\$ – MadHatter Mar 6 at 23:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MadHatter You’re correct. Thanks! I ordered from Amazon and confirmed. The hunt for the others continues. \$\endgroup\$ – Jenkins Mitchell Mar 12 at 20:42
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The 2012 iMac had a 2560x1440 display, not the later 5120x2880 (5k) version introduced in 2014.

These earlier ones could directly be used as a monitor with no modifications for some uses.

Using an iMac as a monitor

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  • \$\begingroup\$ The case and speakers I’m using are from a 2012. The display panel is a 2015 5k panel. I’ve been able to test functionality, but if i can ID these items, I’d like to try putting together a solderless kit. \$\endgroup\$ – Jenkins Mitchell Mar 6 at 22:29

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