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iMac 24" 2008 later like a monitor.


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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?

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What video out ports does the PC have

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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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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?

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What video out ports does the PC have
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The PC has VGA port, and HDMI port only.
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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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