Can I connect my PC to imac to use as a display for PC.

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  1. sward816 macrumors newbie

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    Ive been researching and cant seem to find how to connect my PC to my Mac. I would like to use my PC on the larger screen as I do 3D modeling. Does anyone know how this can be done? I know apple has some sort of block on this type of thing but there has to be a ways to convert it.

    Please help if you have any knowledge about this.
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    If your iMac is a late 2009 or 2010 27" iMac this will work, the feature is called Target Display Mode, you can connect the PC to the iMac and use the iMac's larger screen. If you have any other iMac model after 2010 then it will not work. You can learn about TDM by reading Apple's FAQ located at:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592
     
  3. dyt1983, Apr 28, 2015
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  4. sward816 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great! Thank You. Mine is a 27-inch 2013. Not sure if that will work. I will have to try out connecting with thunderbolt.
     
  5. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    No, it doesn't work. Thunberbolt doesn't work with PC, but mini-display port does. It's a rather big oversight by Apple and Intel IMO.
     
  6. dyt1983, Apr 29, 2015
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