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Mini Display and Thunderbolt Question


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So I have a Macbook Pro with mini display port and I bought a Thunderbolt enabled iMac. I thought because of the supposed "backwards compaitbilites" that everything would be fine to connect. I bought the Thunderbolt cable recommended by an Apple Authorized Reseller, only to find out that it cant connect the laptop to iMac for use as a bigger display. Further research confirmed that a thunderbolt device can go to mini display, but not the other way around.

So I am wondering, if I have a mini display to hdmi, can I buy a Thunderbolt to hdmi and use the hdmi to link to two since the signal will be converted for hdmi?
I really need this to work...
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You can use 'Target Display Mode'.

While they are connected, try pressing the 'command' and 'F2' keys on the iMac.

More about Target Display Mode here.

(You will use a mini displayport to mini displayport cable.)

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