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    Feb 14, 2007
    Using iMAC screen with my PC
    I have an HP laptop from work and would like to be able to use it with my iMAC 24" screen when I need to use it at home. I have software on the PC laptop that I can't transfer to the iMAC. Is there any way that I can do this??

    Have done several searches for "PC", "monitor", "screen" etc - but have not had any luck finding a relevant thread :dummy:

    Many thanks!!!

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    Apr 29, 2006
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    I think your basic question is whether you can use the iMac screen as an external display for your HP laptop. Unfortunately, the answer is "no".
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    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
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    Feb 02, 2004
    Many people have asked this and no, you can't do this.

    Here is just two of the relevant threads, that may provide you with some more information:

    Search: Key Word(s): imac, external, display
    Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

    mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
    MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
    Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

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    Member Since
    Feb 14, 2007
    Thanks for the replies
    I guess I am stuck with my 12" HP laptop screen for work. I have been spoiled by the 24" iMac - have only had it for 2 weeks but I'm hooked.

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