A 2009 iMac as a display only possible or not?

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  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    I own a 2009 iMac it is a core 2 duo 3.06Ghz works fine.

    A perfect 27 inch picture. All pixels good and no yellow. Can this hook up to my 2010 mac pro and run as monitor only with a minidisplay wire?

    I have a 2010 mac pro with the better graphics card the 5870.

    I could take it off its wall mount and grab a new 2011 iMac (refurb) to wall mount. Or is the 2010 imac the only one that can be monitor only with mini display? TIA phil
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It has Mini DisplayPort which support input so yes, it can.
     
  3. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    You know, you already had the answer, right in your link.

    8th product detail:

    Video
    Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, dual-link DVI, and VGA video (requires adapters, sold separately); supports input from external DisplayPort sources (requires cables and adapters, sold separately)
     

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