Can I use old iMac as monitor?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zalle, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. zalle macrumors member

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    Jun 2, 2008
    #1
    Hi guys,

    I own a 2006 24" iMac, and a (slightly) newer Macbook Pro (2008).

    Can I use the iMac's monitor with a third party software like this https://www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/ or like Synergy?

    My biggest issue is I need Mountain Lion to install a program, but I need the big screen to use it properly.

    Please don't tell me "just buy a new iMac". Thanks
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Oct 24, 2013
    #2
    No target display mode did not come into play until 2009 see apples notes here.

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

    Your best bet might be to sell the iMac and use the money to buy monitor for your macbook.
     

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