Can i conect my pc to my imac?

Notkami

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I know This question was asked many times. I Google it but didn't find the answer so i decided to ask it bere.
Here it is: Can i connect my pc or any other device with a mini Display Port to a imac (2012 one) thunderbolt port in target display mode using a mini DP to thunderbolt cable?
 

rkaufmann87

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I know This question was asked many times. I Google it but didn't find the answer so i decided to ask it bere.
Here it is: Can i connect my pc or any other device with a mini Display Port to a imac (2012 one) thunderbolt port in target display mode using a mini DP to thunderbolt cable?

No it will not work. Read Apple's FAQ on Target Display Mode. You can link to it by clicking:

support.apple.com/kb/ht3924

In short in order to do Target Display Mode you need either a late 2009 or 2010 iMac and connect to a pc use Mini-Display Port. On 2011 iMacs you need a 27" iMac and ANY Mac with Thunderbolt and connect Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt. On 2012 iMacs it will work with either a 21.5 or 27" iMac but again you need another Mac that has Thunderbolt.
 

Mac32

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Call Apple and complain. That's the best thing to do. Maybe this way Apple will fix it. It should work, because the Thunderbolt display can be connected to a thunderbolt PC.
 

Radiating

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Call Apple and complain. That's the best thing to do. Maybe this way Apple will fix it. It should work, because the Thunderbolt display can be connected to a thunderbolt PC.
Yep, they actually removed functionality going from being able to use it as a monitor to only being able to use it as a monitor with a Mac.
 

Mac32

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ROTFLMAO, you think it's an Apple issue????
Yes, I'm aware of Intel being a "bad guy" here also, among other things stopping the thunderbolt expansion card from Asus, but there is clearly an issue with Apple also, since the Thunderbolt Display can be connected to a PC. Quite frankly the display port previously used was a much better choice from a display usability standpoint. The whole thunderbolt standard is a mess when it comes to display connectivety. Very disappointing when buying such an expensive AIO computer.
PS: I almost regret dignifying your imbecile response with an answer. What a pointless comment.
 
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