2009 iMac as monitor

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  1. hawken king, Jan 9, 2015
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    hawken king macrumors member

    hawken king

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    #1
    Has anyone got this to work? And if so, can you please share the details of your setup?

    I am trying with miniDP cable and iMac is on Mavericks. All I ever get is a black screen on the iMac, then after a few seconds it reverts back to the desktop.

    My setup:

    27" iMac Late2009 / Mavericks
    miniDP male to miniDP male & macbook air / Mavericks
    miniDP male to DP male & windows8.1 PC

    neither work. Before I scrap the iMac, would be interested from anyone who has a working setup similar to this
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    What size is your iMac? Only the 27" models can be used as an external display.
     
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  4. hawken king thread starter macrumors member

    hawken king

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    Yep, 27"
     
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