iMac6,1 as external monitor for MBA3,2

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Adington, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    Wonder if someone could please give a definitive answer to the following. I've searched the net & these forums but the advice is confusing me.

    I have a MacBook Air3,2 running OSX 10.6.8. I'd like to use an iMac 6.1 24" Sept 06 -> Aug 07, running OSX 10.5.8 as an external monitor for the MBA.

    The MacBook air has a mini display port, the iMac has a display port which I do not recognise.

    Any idea if the above is possible? My alternative is to use a mini display port to VGA convertor and use a standard Dell monitor. I'd like to utilise the iMac if it is possible.

  2. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Only the 27" iMacs can be use as an external display. Your iMac has a mini-DVI port.

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