2016 Macbook does Target Display Mode on old iMacs (pic)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by konnyaku, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. konnyaku, Dec 7, 2016
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    konnyaku macrumors member

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    Not aware of anyone else posting about this. To confirm, yes, you can use Target Display Mode on older Thunderbolt iMacs with the new 2016 MacBook Pro. I'm using Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.

    Here's my 15" MBP hooked up to a 2011 21.5 iMac, which even today makes for a gorgeous external display for any Mac. (The iMac stand is hidden under the shelf.)

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    That looks very good.
    Could you show us how you "hid" the stand?
     
  3. konnyaku thread starter macrumors member

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  4. linguist macrumors member

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    nice findings Konnyaku !!

    I was wondering if this works the other way around.
    using the macbook as the second target display.

    let say use older macbook pro + new one side by side.
     
  5. Maulana macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I want to try this to my imac 5k, can you share this video on youtube? Step by step, many thanks :)
     
  6. danniexi macrumors 6502

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    target display mode is not supported for that model.

    All the information you want for target display mode can be found here:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592
     

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