Can I use my iMac as a monitor for a PC? If yes, how

Can I use my iMac as a monitor for a PC? If  yes, how?

That is called Target Display Mode and you are lucky it's supported in the late 2009 & 2010 27" iMacs. Apple had directions in:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3924

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    Can i use my imac as second monitor for my  pc / notebook

    Without any knowledge of the year machines you have it's impossible to answer that question. iMacs adn MBA's have been around for many years now so we have no idea of the exact specs your machine have. Remember when posting you need to be complete and paint a picture for us as we aren't there to look for ourselves. Your question should be  posted something like:
    " I have a 2011 27" iMac and a 2009 MacBook Air, can I use the iMac as an external display for my MacBook Air?"
    BTW what you are referring to is called Target Display Mode. Apple does support that on some 2009-2011 iMacs. You can find additional information at:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3775

  • Can I use my Imac as a monitor for my Macbook Air?

    Can I use my iMac as a monitor for my Macbook Air?

    Without any knowledge of the year machines you have it's impossible to answer that question. iMacs adn MBA's have been around for many years now so we have no idea of the exact specs your machine have. Remember when posting you need to be complete and paint a picture for us as we aren't there to look for ourselves. Your question should be  posted something like:
    " I have a 2011 27" iMac and a 2009 MacBook Air, can I use the iMac as an external display for my MacBook Air?"
    BTW what you are referring to is called Target Display Mode. Apple does support that on some 2009-2011 iMacs. You can find additional information at:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3775

  • Can you use your imac as a monitor for you mac book pro laptop?

    Can you use your imac as a monitor for you mac book pro laptop?
    I have two computer one being a new mac book pro and the other being a slightly older imac desktop. I am wanting to know if you can use the desktop as a screen for my mac book pro. I just to mirror the laptop onto the desktop because it is more powerful, instead of getting another display for my laptop.
    Is this possible and what connections do I need?
    Thanks

    Hello, we need more info on the iMac, not positive but I think it requires a 2010 or newer iMac & a Mini Display Port cable.
    So we know more about it...
    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...
    Hardware Overview:
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 6 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

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    Use a product such as ScreenRecycler.
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    Well that was helpful.  So having trawled these discussions it appears that:
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    I use a very slow mac at work, but once a year I need grunt to produce our annual catalogue.
    My work imac is 20-inch, Mid 2007 (Old I know but my boss is too tight to upgrade)
    My laptop at home is new 2012 MBP, 16gb Ram.
    My Question is:
    Can I connect my 2012 MBP to my work iMac for use as a monitor?
    If so, what cords do I need?
    Any help would be great.

    Well that was helpful.  So having trawled these discussions it appears that:
    A) the iMac I have doesn't have a video input capability, so it can't be a dumb monitor
    B) the iMac could connect to my air book over a network connection using JollyfastVNC software on the imac and screen recycler on the airbook.
    So I will try the recycler option over wireless and over a cabled connection and see how cumbersome it is to use.

  • HT1338 is there a way to use an iMac as a monitor for a Mac Book?

    I want to use my new 27" iMac as a monitor for my MacBook Pro. How can I do this?

    It's very easy. You just need a Thunderbolt wire and then connect your MBP with your iMac. That's it.

  • Can I use my ipad2 as a monitor for flexible USB camera

    Can I use my ipad2 as a monitor for flexible USB camera. I have a flexible camera that connects via USB and has LEDs at the lens for illumination.

    Not unless it is wifi and has an app.

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  • Can I use the iMac as a monitor?

    Im thinking about getting an iMac.
    Can I use the iMac monitor as a... monitor? Could I hook up a playstation to the monitor? Is there any video-in?

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  • Using new iMac as a monitor for PC Laptop

    Greetings,
    I am trying to use my new iMac as a monitor for my work laptop (compaq). Can this be done? If so, how do I do it? Thanks in advance for any help.
    M.

    As tintinlad says there are software solutions that use VNC connections (link). Hardware solutions exisit but only at Standard Definition TV quality. 
    http://www.applefritter.com/holygrail
    BTW, Apple stopped selling iMac G5s in Jan 2006. Your new iMac is presumably an Intel iMac instead.
    mrtotes

  • Can I use my iMac as a display for a Dell laptop?

    I have a 27" 2011 imac that I would like to use periodically as a monitor for my Dell Latitude E7240. Can I do this? Thank you.

    I don't use windows or have access to a pc with DisplayPort output to test.
    From what I can find on the subject, the iMac can be used as a monitor with some game consoles and pc's that have the correct DisplayPort protocol.
    see > http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/ins-outs-imacs-target-display-mode/
    and http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-imac-as-a-monitor/

  • Use 2008 iMac as second monitor for pc laptop

    I have a 2008 iMac and wish to use it as a second monitor for my wife's laptop.  I originally bought a mini display port to vga adaptor cable and realized that it would not work.  I have to go back and buy the mini DVI to vga adapter cable to use it.  But in scouring the google links - I saw that it might not work.  It had said for 2011 and above it might, but did not mention earlier models.  I could use some direction.  If it not possible, I would rather not go and buy a new cable and try.  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks  .

    You need to set up Virtual Network Computing.
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    I'd like to use my mid 2010 27" iMac as a monitor for my Mac mini. Is this possible with thunderbolt?

    You'll use the thunderbolt port on your mini and connect to the mini display port on the iMac. use a mini display to mini display cable.
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