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    iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.

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    iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.
    Hello everyone, ( So, in first sorry about my terrible english, I am brazilian)

    Somebody can help me? I need to use my iMac 2008 later like a PC's monitor. Can I do that?

    Thanks,
    Luiz

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    iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.
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    iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfsart View Post
    Hello everyone, ( So, in first sorry about my terrible english, I am brazilian)

    Somebody can help me? I need to use my iMac 2008 later like a PC's monitor. Can I do that?

    Thanks,
    Luiz
    No, because your iMac has no video input, only output. You may be able to use software to get it to work though: ScreenRecycler

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    iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    No, because your iMac has no video input, only output. You may be able to use software to get it to work though: ScreenRecycler
    Ok. Many, many thanks. I will try to do this.
    By the way, if I buy a new iMac, I will get my iMac like a PC's monitor?

    Regards, Luiz

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    iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    What video out ports does the PC have
    Hello,
    The PC has VGA port, and HDMI port only.
    Regards, Luiz

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    iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.
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    By the way, if I buy a new iMac, I will get my iMac like a PC's monitor?
    Only the 27" iMac has both input and output for video. However, keep in mind that the new iMac machines use the Thunderbolt port which is backward compatible with the mini display port. The problem is with cables and adapters for Thunderbolt and getting it to work with other monitors.

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