can i use a imac late 2006 white model as a display with a mac pro?

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  1. Ptit macrumors regular

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    ive been told only models after 2009 are capable of been used as diplays with mac pros, can anyone confirm this or the correct answer

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No, only the 2010 27" models can be used with any mini-DisplayPort connection. The 2011 iMacs need a Tunderbolt connection.
     
  3. Ptit thread starter macrumors regular

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    so no chance of an adapter for video mirroring from mac pro out to a imac 2006 c2d models?
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    No. The Video Circuitry on those iMacs will never support taking Video In.
     
  5. mrkramer, Jul 16, 2011
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    mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Nope, no chance. I think there was someone who figured out a way to make it work. I'm pretty sure I remembered seeing the thread, but it was a lot of work and probably not worth it.

    Edit: found it but it's for a G5 not intel.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    There are no adapters because the iMac's hardware just cannot act as a display. The only way to get the Mac Pro's display on to the iMac is VNC (Google it). It won't work for everything, but it can do somethings.
     

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