12-26-2013, 12:26 AM #1
Mini Display and Thunderbolt Question
- Member Since
- Sep 27, 2013
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...
12-26-2013, 03:20 PM #2
- Member Since
- Dec 22, 2006
- Texas, where else?
- 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
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.)I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By pixieee in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 8Last Post: 07-10-2013, 07:04 AM
By zjacoby in forum Other Hardware and PeripheralsReplies: 2Last Post: 08-29-2012, 05:14 PM
By TattooedMac in forum Apple Rumors and ReportsReplies: 3Last Post: 09-24-2011, 11:49 PM
By Prhing in forum Apple DesktopsReplies: 3Last Post: 07-26-2011, 12:20 PM
By benfrancis in forum Apple DesktopsReplies: 3Last Post: 11-10-2006, 11:07 AM