Please visit the new Mac-Forums Facebook page:
Join Us @ Mac-Forums Facebook Page




Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Using an iMac as a Dual Monitor for a Macbook Pro
    i have a 20-inch 2006 iMac (has a mini dvi output) & a 15-inch 2008 macbook pro (has a [dual-link] dvi output)...

    i want to use my imac as a dual monitor for my macbook pro...

    after looking for cables, i was NOT able to find a mini dvi male to a dvi male cable...

    but i did find a Dual Link DVI Cable for $50...
    Geek Squad™ - 8' Elite Dual Link DVI Cable - GS-DVIDL8

    ...and a mini dvi to dvi adapter for $15...
    Dynex™ - Mini DVI-to-DVI Adapter - DX-AP150

    ...Will i be able to use the iMac as a dual monitor using these cables? ...and if so, is there a program that i need to make it work?

  2. #2
    Using an iMac as a Dual Monitor for a Macbook Pro
    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,572
    Your Mac's Specs
    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
    Rep Power
    37
    No, you will not be able to use those cables. As you have noted, the port on your iMac is an "output" not an "input".
    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.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Connect Imac to Macbook as dual monitor
    By BladesMac in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2013, 11:16 AM
  2. Macbook Pro Dual Monitor Setup?
    By andrefoster in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-11-2013, 12:43 PM
  3. macbook pro with dual monitor question
    By briangelhaus1 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-26-2012, 07:57 PM
  4. Dual Monitor w/ Macbook Pro
    By Cined in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-30-2010, 08:30 PM
  5. Macbook pro dual monitor
    By r0gue2 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-07-2009, 06:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •