Can MacBook Pro use an iMac monitor?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mmiller4, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. mmiller4 macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2010 MacBook Pro and I would like to use my 2007 iMac as an external monitor. Is that even possible?
     
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  3. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Not directly via cable, but there are 3rd party software like screen recycler over a network.
     
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  5. madrona macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I recently purchased a 13" MBP, and hooked up my old iMac via Screen Recycler. I hooked it up via firewire, but am experiencing quite a bit of lag. I am using JollysFastVNC on the iMac.

    Should I use ethernet rather than FireWire for this?

    Also, the JollysFastVNC website says "Lion users: If you are connecting to a Lion machine, make sure to use Mac Authentication (option-connect). Lion has a bug with normal VNC authentication." I cannot figure out how to use Mac Authentication in the preferences. Does anyone have guidance on how to do this?
     

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